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North Miami Beach neighborhood was closed after reports of gunshots. Now it’s cleared

A North Miami Beach neighborhood was blocked off Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2019 as police investigated reports of shots being fired, police said. No victims were immediately found, cops said.
A North Miami Beach neighborhood was blocked off Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2019 as police investigated reports of shots being fired, police said. No victims were immediately found, cops said. For the Miami Herald

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.



Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
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