UPDATE: Tallahassee Police Working Crime Scene on North Monroe

Jared Simpson
Posted at 7:30 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 06:20:06-05

UPDATE: Law enforcement officers in Tallahassee are working a crime scene on North Monroe Street Wednesday.

It happened at 4:15p.m. at the 4th Quarter Bar and Grill.

Officials say Jared Simpson made comments in the bar that raised concern for people’s well being.

Simpson left a package in the bar, and Big Bend Regional Bomb Squad was called out to investigate, but they deemed the package safe and non-threatening.

Officials closed down all of Monroe Street for safety.

As they continued investigating, they found a suspicious red vehicle, belonging to Simpson in the lot and began a search.

Around 8:15p.m., the bomb squad announced an audible bang, where they brought out robots to investigate the vehicle.  The findings led them to destroy something inside the vehicle.

At this time there is no word on what was in the vehicle, but officials say neither of the suspicious packages were bombs.

Simpson was arrested and taken to the Leon County jail where he will be processed.


TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Police are working a crime scene on North Monroe Wednesday.

Officers from the Leon County Sheriff's Department are also on scene along with a hazardous response unit from FDLE. Officers have the entire North Monroe shopping district blocked off for a report of a suspicious device.

Several officers have been seen walking in and out of the 4th Quarter Sports Bar.

Initial reports where that the North Monroe incident was a traffic accident.

This is a breaking news story. We have a crew on the scene and will post updates soon.