Suspicious package investigated in Tampa

UPDATE: Tampa Police have determined that the suspicious package was, in fact, a utility monitoring device. There is no threat and traffic has resumed as normal.

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Tampa Police Officers have responded to the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and North Habana Avenue for a report of a suspicious package on the southeast corner.

In an abundance of caution and to allow for thorough investigation, the intersection has been closed and traffic is being re-routed.

Please avoid the area and find alternate routes in the meantime. Updates will be provided as available. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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