Suspicious suitcase detonated near SeaWorld Orlando

Central Florida Parkway reopens at Discovery Cove

By Kevin O'Korn - Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - A suspicious package that prompted officials to close a major roadway near SeaWorld Orlando was destroyed Wednesday morning.

The package, described by the Orange County Sheriff's Office as a suitcase, was discovered by a security guard around 3:30 a.m. on Central Florida Parkway near Discovery Cove. 

The Bomb Squad detonated the suitcase after an X-ray of the luggage showed electronics inside.  Central Florida Parkway reopened about two hours after the incident began.

Deputies later said an investigation revealed that the suitcase belonged to a homeless man who was found drunk behind a hotel on International Drive.

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