JSO: Bomb squad deems item outside police substation not explosive

Cedar Hills Shopping Center evacuated while bomb squad investigated


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A bomb squad determined a suspicious item that was found Friday evening in front of a Westside police substation was not explosive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

The bomb squad responded about 6:45 p.m. to the Zone 4 police substation in the Cedar Hills Shopping Center on Blanding Boulevard near Wilson Boulevard after officers noticed the item.

Officers evacuated the stores in the shopping center as a precaution as the bomb squad investigated.

Police said the bomb squad found that the small item was not explosive. 

The unknown item was then taken to a different location to be looked at, police said.

Businesses were able to reopen just before 9 p.m.

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