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Police Check Out ‘Suspicious’ Item Near International Mall

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police temporarily shut down a portion of NW 107th Avenue near the International Miami after a ‘suspicious item’ was found on a sidewalk.

According to police, a woman called police and indicated she had a bomb in a suitcase.

Arriving officers from Miami-Dade, Doral and Sweetwater found an abandoned suitcase on a sidewalk bordering NW 107th Avenue near NW 14th Street right next to the entrance to the mall, near BJ’s Brewhouse.

A suspicious suitcase on the sidewalk near NW 107th Avenue and 14th Street in Doral led to a street closure on 107th outside International Mall. (Source: CBS4)

A suspicious suitcase on the sidewalk near NW 107th Avenue and 14th Street in Doral led to a street closure on 107th outside International Mall. (Source: CBS4)

Chopper4 over the scene found the wheeled suitcase sitting upright on the sidewalk, its handle raised.  A woman was reportedly taken into custody and questioned.  No word on if charged will be filed.

As a precaution police closed that section of NW 107th Avenue to traffic. Drivers were either diverted into the mall’s parking lot or diverted down the street toward the Dolphin Mall.

Miami-Dade police sent in a bomb squad which detonated the suitcase.  No word on what was inside.

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