Suitcase at downtown bus station prompts bomb squad callout
Updated On: Mar 20 2013 01:28:56 PM EDT
A suitcase that was left by a man at the bus station downtown Wednesday morning prompted a bomb squad callout by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Investigators determined nothing dangerous was inside and removed the suit case just before 1:30 p.m.
The bomb squad was called to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority station in the 200 block of West Union Street at about 11:30 a.m. when an officer working at the station saw the large suitcase underneath a column.
Police reviewed surveillance video and said a man placed the suitcase there at about 8:30 a.m. then left.
The station was evacuated and closed.
State and Union streets were blocked off on each side of the bus stop for about two hours.
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