KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday on allegations of making a bomb threat, prompting several Kissimmee businesses to be evacuated.
Jacob A. Ortiz was arrested on charges of making a false report of a bomb.
Kissimmee police said the Orange County bomb squad was called to Broadway near Monument Avenue after Ortiz said a suitcase near a large propane tank outside a hardware store contained a bomb.
Broadway was closed from Ruby to Neptune Road, and all businesses on Broadway were evacuated.
Bomb squad officials detonated the package, spewing papers and clothing on the road.
An "all clear" was given, and Broadway was reopened to motorists. The businesses were also reopened.
All clear has been given. Area is still closed for Crime Lab to collect evidence— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
Bomb squad detonated the suitcase. All clear has NOT been given yet.— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
Suspicious package on Broadway. Business are asked to evacuate through the back door. Stay off of Broadway. KPD/KFD working incident— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
Person who left package openly stated it was a bomb. Suspect talking to detectives now. Pkg left in front of propane tank.— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
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