Ocean Drive block “all clear” after threat of explosives

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The “all clear” has been given on Miami Beach, after threats of a possible explosive closed down the 900 block of Ocean Drive.

Police Tweeted out the threat at 10 p.m., Wednesday. Officers and K-9 units responded to the scene out of an abundance of caution.

A call threatening that an explosive device was on the street came into police some time, Wednesday night.

Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said police would be checking vehicles in the area first.

“Just about an hour ago, we received a few calls, not to our 911 center, which is important to note, but to our non-emergency line,” Rodriguez said. “The caller alluded to the fact of possible explosives along the area on Ocean Drive, between Ninth Street and 10th Street, so out of an abundance of caution, we’re beginning to clear out that area, and we have our K-9 dogs who are going to be saturating that area to, number one, make sure everyone is safe, and two, get some kind of validity to those claims.”

Rodriguez said Miami Beach does not have its own bomb squad, but instead relies on the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County.

“We don’t have concrete information right now. What we have is information which may or may not be valid, but nonetheless our number priority is to keep everyone safe,” he said.

The 900 block was cleared early Thursday morning after no credible threat was found.

 

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