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Miami Police Headquarters Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

Suspicious Package
Posted at 3:57 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 12:07:13-04

MIAMI (AP) - The downtown Miami Police Department headquarters was evacuated because of a suspicious package that investigators quickly found contained no explosives.

The all-clear was given Tuesday less than two hours after the package was spotted outside the building about 10 a.m.

The department tweeted out images of bomb squad members handling the situation and a video of a controlled explosion that officers used to neutralize the package.

The Miami Police Department employs about 1,600 sworn officers and civilian personnel.

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The downtown Miami Police Department headquarters has been evacuated while authorities investigate a suspicious package.

Department officials said Tuesday on Twitter that the package was spotted outside the building around 10 a.m. The agency later tweeted out a photo of a bomb squad truck near the building and urged people to stay away from the area.

The Miami Police Department employs about 1,600 sworn officers and civilian personnel.

No further details were immediately available.

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