University of Miami evacuates Wellness Center
After probe, police announce suspicious device is not a danger to students
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami evacuated the Patty & Allan Herbert Wellness Center on Friday night in Coral Gables.
The Miami-Dade bomb squad investigated a suspicious device left in the building, which houses a gym, a small gymnasium, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a spa, racquetball and squash courts and other amenities.
Someone reported a suspicious device about 8 p.m., according to UM spokesman Peter Howard.
UM police officers closed Dickinson Drive at Walsh Avenue until authorities released the "all clear" notification about 10 p.m.
The Wellness Center will re-open on Saturday morning.
Local 10 News' Ian Margol and Marcine Joseph contributed to this story.
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