Bomb threat called into Publix in New Smyrna Beach cleared, authorities say
Officials were asking public to avoid area
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A bomb threat was made towards a popular shopping center in New Smyrna Beach Friday morning, authorities said
According to officials, the threat was directed towards a Publix supermarket around the Indian River Shopping Center.
NSBPD is working an active bomb threat at Indian River Village 709 3rd Ave. The area has been evacuated and we are asking everyone to stay clear of this area.— NSBPD (@NSBPolice) February 28, 2020
Officials with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department were asking the public to avoid the area.
According to officials, the plaza was closed and evacuated.
Around 10:45 a.m. officials cleared the threat and the store resumed normal business operations.
“The plaza, businesses, and associated vehicles have all been cleared and there are no current police closures,” officials said.
ALL CLEAR from reported bomb threat at the Indian river village shopping center 709 3rd Ave.. Normal business can resume at this time.— NSBPD (@NSBPolice) February 28, 2020
Today we assisted @NSBPolice after a bomb threat was called in to Publix. The store and neighboring businesses were evacuated & our Aerial Response Team used a drone to clear the area for our K-9 teams. Nothing suspicious was located and business resumed soon afterward! 👍 pic.twitter.com/H4WTHKn3an— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) February 28, 2020
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