Suspicious package at Port of Tampa forces evacuations

TAMPA - A suspicious package was found earlier today at the Port of Tampa, but authorities have given the all clear and said that no device was found.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, during a routine cargo screening a specially-trained K-9 alerted personnel to item on the Terminal 3 dock near a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

A second K-9 was brought in and also alerted to the same item.

Terminal 3 and staff in areas adjacent to the dock were been evacuated while detectives investigated.

Passengers were able to board the ship and Terminal 3 was reopened by 3:30 p.m., and Royal Caribbean's "Jewel of the Seas" is expected to depart at 6:30 p.m, two hours later than normal.

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