Police were called to a Northeast Philadelphia block Saturday night after witnesses reported seeing a mystery object fall out of the sky and strike a vehicle.

The object, described as white and attached to a small parachute, turned out to be a weather instrument, police said Sunday. It fell onto a vehicle along the 11600 block of Academy Road about 9:30 p.m.

Members of the Philadelphia police bomb squad responded to the scene and deemed the object harmless. Though the vehicle sustained minor damage, no injuries were reported.

It wasn't immediately clear where the weather instrument originated or why it fell from the sky.

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