Suspicious briefcase at Fort Myers Greyhound station deemed safe

UPDATE: The briefcase has been deemed safe and police are opening up the roadways.

Posted earlier:

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a suspicious briefcase that was left on the west side of the Fort Myers Greyhound Station, 2250 Widman Way, in Fort Myers on Sunday afternoon.

According to the police report, a call was received at 12:53 p.m. Officers have evacuated the bus station and have cordoned off the area for several blocks in all directions.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was summoned to check the briefcase as a precaution, the report states. Residents are urged to avoid the area until the incident is resolved.

Anyone with information about the suspicious briefcase is asked to call the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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