SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department says all lanes have been re-opened on South Tamiami Trail after being closed down earlier due to a suspicious package in the area.
Police say they were called to the FedEx Office building in the 1900 block of South Tamiami Trail around 2:10 p.m. on Saturday after being told by employees that they had received a suspicious package just earlier in the day at 1:30 p.m.
According to police, based on statements from employees, officers evacuated the building and all surrounding area. South Tamiami Trail was also closed from Datura to Hillview.
Police say that they have determined that the package was not suspicious and the scene has been cleared.
no charges are expected to be issued.