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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police department bomb squad has been called in to check out a suspicious item on Sunny Isles Beach.

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Chopper4 spotted the item on the sand under some palm trees behind a condo at 18335 Collins Avenue. It was cylindrical in shape, about three to four feet tall and blue.

Sunny Isles Beach police said they have not evacuated the area, but do have the officers stationed at a safe distance around it to keep the curious away.

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Around 11:30 a.m. three officers approached it. One of the officers screwed off the top, reached inside and pulled out a silvery cylindrical object that resembled a thermos but was longer. They left that on the ground and removed the blue barrel like object.

Just before noon members of the bomb squad dug a trench in the sand, attached an explosive to it and detonated it.

This is the second time in as many weeks that a strange object was found on the beach.

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Last week, a flare that the Coast Guard uses washed ashore at 164th Street.