Church evacuates due to suspicious package

Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 14:08:41-05


The suspicious package turned out to be a homemade speaker made out of a large, aluminum Bubba keg.


HIGHLANDS COUNTY-A church in Highlands County has self-evacuated after a suspicious package was found nearby.

According to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, the package was found near Avon Park Christian Church on Camphor Street near U.S. 27 at around 10:36 a.m.

In addition to the church evacuating, some apartments nearby were evacuated by deputies.

The fire marshal bomb squad is en route.

Check for updates.