• Jacksonville police: Suspicious item in front of police substation not explosive

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious item in front of the Zone 4 police substation at 3726 Blanding Boulevard on Friday night.

    An officer spotted the item, which JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda described as "not a large item," at 6:25 p.m. in front of the substation. 

    JSO said all businesses in the 3700 block of Blanding Boulevard were evacuated as a precaution.

    Investigators later determined that the item was not explosive. It is not yet known what exactly the item is, so JSO said it would be transported to another location to be assessed.

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