Police shut off Hailsham town centre last night (Tuesday June 18) after a suspicious package was found outside a military centre.
A member of the public found the device near Air Training Corp in Victoria Road at around 6:40pm.
As a precaution bomb disposal officers were called to examine it.
The device was declared safe by bomb disposal officers.
Chief Inspector Dick Coates at Wealden Police said: “A suspicious item turned out to be not suspicious. Better to be safe than sorry.”