CRIME

Ft. Lauderdale police bomb squad investigates ‘suspicious package’ at bus stop on Federal Highway

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Police are diverting traffic around part of Federal Highway as a Fort Lauderdale Police bomb squad investigates a suspicious package left at a bus stop.

Police were called out to the bus stop at 1400 Federal Highway at around 9 p.m. after an anonymous caller reported seeing two metal boxes with wires sticking out of them sitting on top of one of the bus stop’s benches, said Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman DeAnna Greenlaw.

Police officers are diverting traffic around the area of Federal Highway from Northeast 13th Street to Northeast 19th Street.

They are still investigating, but at this point, they don’t believe the boxes are dangerous, said Greenlaw at about 10:15 p.m.

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