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Businesses evacuated after munition brought to Flagler Sheriff's District Office

Businesses in Palm Coast City Marketplace evacuated as protective measure

Photo courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. (Flagler County Sheriff's Office)

PALM COAST, Fla. – Businesses in Palm Coast City Marketplace were evacuated Saturday afternoon by deputies as a protective measure after a resident brought a munition to the Flagler Sheriff’s District Office, authorities said.

The District Office is at 160 Cypress Point Parkway in Palm Coast.

Authorities said the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad went to the scene to recover the munition and take it to St. John's County to be properly disposed.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to call authorities if anyone finds something potentially dangerous. The Sheriff's Office said it is best to have proper authorities examine or remove the item, as they receive proper training for these circumstances.

Deputies searched the location where the munition was found to ensure that there were no other ordinances, the Sheriff's Office said.

"If you find something that you aren't sure of, call the Sheriff's Office and let us determine the next course of action. Do not touch it," Sheriff Rick Staly said. "We're thankful that today's event is under control and that no one was injured. Our thanks go out to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office for coming to retrieve the munition."

The Sheriff's Office said businesses reopened around 3 p.m. after the scene was declared safe.