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Suspicious package closes I-4 off-ramp in Orlando

Bomb squad called to I-4 at John Young Parkway

A suspicious package is blown up by a bomb squad.
A suspicious package is blown up by a bomb squad.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A suspicious package has forced officials to close Interstate 4 ramps in Orlando, officials said.

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The package, believed  was discovered around 12:45 p.m. Friday at the I-4 west off-ramp at John Young Parkway, exit 79.  The on- and off-ramps to I-4 are closed, causing traffic backups in the area.

Authorities are investigating the package.

No other details have been released.