Update: At 10:22 local time, the official Twitter account for the Miami Police Department tweeted a statement confirming that the crime scene had been “rendered” safe:
“The scene has been rendered safe. The roadways are now reopened for vehicular & pedestrian traffic,” the tweet reads.
UPDATE: The scene has been rendered safe. The roadways are now reopened for vehicular & pedestrian traffic. https://t.co/MTBT8LAFm6
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) February 11, 2019
The Miami Police Department bomb squad is currently investigating what is being called “a suspicious item” that was found near the downtown Wells Fargo building.
While police inspect the item, the area around the Wells Fargo building — which is located at 33 SE 2nd Avenue in Downtown Miami — has been taped off.
The Miami Police Department bomb squad responded to the scene to inspect the suspicious package.
According to CBS Miami, “several” offices have been evacuated while the police conduct their inspection of the item.
— James Van Fleet (@JamesVanFleet) February 11, 2019
Twitter user James Van Fleet posted a video to Twitter that showed “tons of” sirens, firetrucks, and helicopters in Downtown Miami.
Additionally, the official Twitter account for the Miami Police Department tweeted asking civilians to “please avoid the area between SE 2nd Avenue (Brickell Avenue) & 3rd Avenue between 3rd & 5th Street as officers investigate a possible suspicious package in the area.”
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That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available.