Bomb squad called to Collins Road

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office bomb squad determined that a suspicious device they were investigating Thursday night was found to be safe.


Lt. Jesse York told Channel 4 that residents from the Westland Park apartments on Collins Road called officials after they saw a suspicious package inside the property. 

York told Channel 4 that the device was a suitcase. York said the suitcase was situated near a utility building belonging to JEA, which concerned authorities and they called the bomb squad in to investigate. 

Residents in the area were evacuated from their homes and a portion of Collins Road was shut down as a precaution Thursday night while the sheriff's office investigated.

Collins Road was reopened just before 11 p.m.

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