Philips Highway reopens after suspicious package investigation

Philips Highway closed because of suspicious package investigation. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An investigation over a suspicious package that led to a building evacuation Thursday morning caused Philips Highway to be closed in both directions near Shad Road for more than 90 minutes.

A witness said an office and retail building at 9446 Philips Highway was evacuated.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the scene and found a bag of items that had been left in front of the business by a transient.

The road reopened about 12:30 p.m. after investigators determined the area was safe.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.