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Downtown Clearwater street shut down after suspicious package found


Published:   |   Updated: June 24, 2013 at 02:05 PM

Cleveland Street in Clearwater was shut down earlier today as a Tampa bomb squad investigated a suspicious package that turned out to be a TV antenna.

Clearwater police and firefighters received a call at 9:45 this morning about the package, which was left outside the Station Square Park and Station Square condos at 612 Cleveland Street.

The bomb squad arrived about an hour later, police say.

As a precaution, police evacuated surrounding businesses and the road was shut down to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The package was a standard cardboard package that was poorly wrapped, police say. It wa addressed to a location in Indiana with no return address.

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