Police: Miami man’s pipe bomb threat a hoax

MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami Police have determined that a claim from a man that he had a pipe bomb while threatening to take his own life was false.

The police department’s bomb squad as well as Miami Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene in the area of Northwest Fifth Street and 51st Avenue, Thursday night.

Officials said the man threatened to commit suicide with a pipe bomb or a similar explosive device.

K-9 units from Miami Beach Police also responded to the scene.

Just after midnight on Friday, police tweeted out that the man’s claim was a hoax.

Officers temporarily blocked off Northwest 51st Avenue between Fourth and Seventh streets while they investigated. The road has since reopened.

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