Partial Evacuation at Dadeland Mall as Bomb Squad Responds for Suspicious Item

Portion of mall evacuated after suspicious item found in parking area: Miami-Dade Police

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:45 AM EDT
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Suspicious Item Found at Dadeland Mall Deemed Safe

Mark Leimbach

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A portion of Dadeland Mall was evacuated and a bomb squad was called in after a suspicious item was discovered near a parking area Sunday morning, Miami-Dade Police said.

The item was discovered at 7535 North Kendall Drive and the immediate area was evacuated, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Roy Rutland said.

The Miami-Dade Police Bomb Squad was called in to examine the item and later deemed it safe.

The closed area was reopened to the public.

No other information was immediately available.

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