Package delivered to wrong address prompts evacuation in downtown Tampa

Emergency vehicles gather near the Federal Building.

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Tampa Police officers responded to the Federal Building in downtown Tampa Friday afternoon to a report of the suspicious package. It was a case of a wrong address and there turned out to be no hazardous materials in it.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at 500 E. Zack St. The building was evacuated in “an abundance of caution,” according to TPD. ATF, Tampa Fire Rescue crews also responded to the scene.

The item that was held up on the X-Ray machine at the Federal Building

A robot was sent into the building to examine the package. Crews didn’t have to take the package to a different location after the robot came out. A K-9 crew went in to take a look at it as well.

Officials let the staffers back into the building at about 3:30 p.m. clearing the building. According to TPD, the package was intended to be delivered to a building nearby. The intended recipient of the packaged told authorities, there were materials for a science experiment.

The package contained no hazardous materials or explosives.

Stay with WFLA for more on this developing story.

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