*Update* The Austin Police Department says the scene at Barton Creek Mall has been secured after a suspicious package that was reported found near an escalator has been deemed not harmful and not a threat in any way.
A portion of the mall near where the package was found had been evacuated.
Police say a mall employee reported seeing a suspicious package at a little after 6 p.m.
#APD The scene at the Barton Creek Mall has been secured. The package was deemed not harmful and not a threat in any way. WC4— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) February 7, 2015