Suspicious package found outside Pulse nightclub not hazardous

Streets closed, businesses evacuated in response

ORLANDO, Fla. – A suspicious bag found Friday morning at Pulse nightclub in Orlando was found to be non-hazardous, according to the Orlando Fire Department.

A pink suitcase was left in front of the fence, covered in art work, that surrounds the club.

Roads around the nightclub on South Orange Avenue were closed as law enforcement investigated the incident. 

As a precaution, businesses were also evacuated between West Kaley Street and East Harding Street on South Orange, according to the Orlando Fire Department.

The nightclub was the target of the deadliest terrorist attack in recent U.S. history on June 12, 2016, in which 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured.