The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was on the scene of a report of a suspicious item in the area of San Jose Boulevard and Haley Road.
Northbound and southbound lanes of San Jose Boulevard at Haley Road were shut down, but JSO has since reopened the roads and deemed the item not to be a hazard.
San Jose Boulevard is open. The item was determined to be not a safer concern or hazard. Thank you everyone for your patience. https://t.co/qNQ1CCcpAu— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 9, 2019
Businesses and the synagogue were evacuated, according to JSO.
The bomb squad was notified and determined the item contained no hazardous materials or items.
JSO said they took extra safety precautions to ensure public safety due to the proximity of the item to the synagogue on Sabbath day.
Police have San Jose at Haley Road shut down because of a suspicious item. There are two synagogues in this area. I spoke with a Jewish couple who were on their way to synagogue when they found the road closed @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/qSskoJ5tco— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) February 9, 2019
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