Police are in the teens block of Whitney Street for reports of suspicious items that were located a short time ago.
Upon arrival to the scene, authorities located what appeared to be human remains not too far from a cemetery in the city's West Ward.
Investigators from the Essex County Prosecutor's office are headed to the scene at this time.
A spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's office said that further details will be released if an investigation is launched by their office.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m. The item was a fake skull according to a spokesperson from the Prosecutor's Office.