Downtown Miami

All clear given after suspicious suitcase found in front of downtown Miami police station

A bomb team walks away from the City of Miami Police Department headquarters at 400 NW Second Ave. after they appeared to have detonated an explosion after a bomb threat at the location, June 20, 2018.
A bomb team walks away from the City of Miami Police Department headquarters at 400 NW Second Ave. after they appeared to have detonated an explosion after a bomb threat at the location, June 20, 2018. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

Police have given the all clear after a suspicious package was found Wednesday afternoon outside the downtown Miami police station, across the street from where police investigated a bomb threat Tuesday at the Florida Department of Children and Families offices, Miami police said.

The suspicious package was a suitcase found in front of the police station at 400 NW Second Ave., according to Miami police spokeswoman Kiara Delva. The police department was evacuated.

The suitcase was observed around 5:06 p.m. and bomb crews rushed to the scene, Delva said.



Northwest Second Avenue was closed between Third and Fifth streets as the bomb squad investigated.

Just before 6 p.m., hazmat crews arrived at the scene, WSVN 7News reported.

Miami Police tweeted around 7 p.m. that people in the area will hear a loud noise as the bomb squad will be "rendering safe" the package.

Around 7:30 p.m., Miami police said the site was cleared and it reopened the roadways.

Bus service on routes 2, 7, 21, 51, 207, 208, and 277 was impacted, according to a tweet from Miami-Dade Transit.

On Tuesday afternoon, police received a bomb threat about the Rhode building, 401 NW Second Ave., which houses DCF offices and other state agencies. The bomb threat led to the closing of several government offices, including the Children's Courthouse, and key roadways during rush hour, including Brickell Bay Drive and Eighth Street and parts of Brickell.

The roads reopened after 8 p.m. last night.

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