Miami-Dade County

‘There was a note.’ All-clear after Miami bomb scare, but FBI now on the case

Miami police are investigating a suspicious package and shut Biscayne Boulevard in the downtown area from Southeast Third Avenue and Second Street to Fourth Street near Citigroup Center. Metromover ordered to suspend service.
Miami police are investigating a suspicious package and shut Biscayne Boulevard in the downtown area from Southeast Third Avenue and Second Street to Fourth Street near Citigroup Center. Metromover ordered to suspend service.

Miami police ended their investigation after responding to what they were calling a suspicious package found near a Bayfront Park Metromover station.

The investigation is now in the hands of the FBI because of what police found inside.

“Even though we deemed the package safe, there was a note attached to it so the FBI has taken over the investigation.,” said Miami police spokesman Michael Vega.

The scare shut parts of Biscayne Boulevard from Southeast Third Avenue and Second to Fourth streets early Friday afternoon. The Metromover system was also temporarily shut down before an all-clear was issued around 2 p.m.

“It’s a suspicious box left at 201 Biscayne Blvd. It was there since 10:30 a.m.,” Vega said.

The area was closed to both cars and pedestrians as the bomb squad checked out the package.

In addition, police asked Miami-Dade to temporarily halt the Metrover system, said Department of Transportation and Public Works spokeswoman Karla Damian.



Miami-Dade Transit ran shuttle bus service between the stations during Metromover’s pause.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.

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