Package in downtown Tampa determined harmless

- Tampa police said what they thought was a suspicious package found near Polk and Morgan streets in downtown was actually a brief case left there by mistake.

The call about the package came in to dispatchers at 5:16 p.m.

Several streets nearby were closed while Tampa Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team conducted an investigation. Those streets reopened shortly before 9 p.m.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Package in downtown Tampa determined harmless
  • Ybor City security guard skips court, prompting new warrant
  • Gibsonton man allegedly tweeted child porn to local TV anchor
  • Tampa police unveil pink patrol cars for breast cancer awareness
  • F-35 fighter parts manufacturer celebrates 20 years in Pinellas
  • Gator greets snorklers in Three Sisters Springs
  • "Cavern" under roadway closes Fletcher lanes
  • Lakeland K9 unit members disciplined for speeding
  • Arrest made after elderly woman robbed in driveway
  • Girl dies after being hit by truck in Riverview neighborhood