'Suspicious item' was personal belonging; police reopen downtown streets

Jacksonville police keep streets closed nearly 3 hours

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Newnan Street was closed from the Hyatt Regency Hotel north to Bay Street and Bay was closed east of Ocean Street while police investigated a report of suspicious item, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to a JSO tweet, what were called to check turned out to be someone's personal belongings.

Police closed the roads about 11 a.m. and reopened them about 1:50 p.m.


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