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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 2 years ago

BREAKING NEWS: Suspicious package outside Winter Park public safety building deemed not hazardous

The package appeared outside the facility at around 4 p.m.
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

UPDATE: At approximately 5:45 p.m. the Winter Park Police Department made an announcement that the package was not hazardous and that nearby roads would open back up shortly.

A suspicious package placed outside the Winter Park public safety building is currently under investigation.

All roads around the building are closed. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

The package appeared outside the building at 500 N. Virginia Ave. at around 4 p.m., according to Lt. John Montgomery of the Winter Park Police Department.

This is an ongoing story that will be updated as new information surfaces.

Tim Freed was the managing editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Southwest Orange Observer. He previously spent six years covering the Winter Park/Maitland area and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.


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