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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The area around Broward’s downtown courthouse was temporarily cleared Thursday morning after someone spotted a suspicious package and called the police.

The Broward Sheriff Office said the suspicious bag was near a garbage can just outside 540 building on SE 3rd Avenue. A bomb squad was sent to check it out.

After sending in a robot, a member of the bomb squad in protective gear went and gave it a close-up inspection.

Around 11 a.m., the bomb squad gave the all clear and roads in the area were re-opened.

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