A North Miami Beach neighborhood was blocked off Thursday afternoon as police investigated reports that shots had been fired.
Hours later, the department said nothing had been found and the officers had cleared out.
Around 4 p.m., officers swarmed the Eastern Shores area after a report came in, according to police Maj. Richard Rand. Police did not say where the report came from or if there was a specific threat.
A live feed of the scene aired on WPLG 10’S Facebook page showed SWAT vehicles and police cruisers lining the streets of the well-manicured area east of Biscayne Boulevard.
Motorists were being warned by police to avoid the area because traffic was “at a standstill.” Many residents were blocked from getting to their homes.
By 8 p.m., police said residents were allowed back on their street.
“We thank you again for all of your patience,” the department tweeted.