Bomb squad responds to suspicious package on the ground in Sarasota

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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:06 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Reports of a possible grenade on the ground in a Sarasota parking has brought out the bomb squad in Sarasota for the 2nd day in a row.

The suspicious package is in the parking lot of an office building at the corner of S. Tamiami Trail and Grove Street, just one block north of Weber Street.

Tamiami Trail is still open to traffic at this time.

On Monday, the bomb squad was called to Swift Road in Sarasota due to a suspicious chicken head object in the road.  That item was destroyed without incident.

**UPDATE** -- Authorities say the grenade was a novelty piece and not active.  The device was destroyed as a precaution.

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