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Sarasaota Police reopen section of Lido Beach after military marking round is found

MacDill reps disposed of device
Posted at 9:08 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 10:30:43-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Police have a reopened portion of Lido Beach that was closed for a short time after a potentially explosive device was found Friday morning.

The North Lido Beach parking area, near Polk Drive and Benjamin Franklin Drive, was also closed and has since reopened, police say.


According to a press release, someone noticed the object near a garbage can in the parking area just before 7 a.m. and called 911.

Members of the department's Explosive Materials Unit responded and determined it was a military marking round, the release said. MacDill Air Force representatives responded to the scene and removed the devices to dispose of it properly.

Police say the area is now back open.