Miami Beach Police Department evacuated as precaution

Miami Beach Police Department

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The Miami Beach Police Department is being evacuated as a precaution because of a bomb scare.

Police said a bomb detection K9 officer alerted them to an area of police headquarters on Washington Avenue.

"Miami Beach and Hialeah K9 Officers searched the building with the assistance of [Miami-Dade Police Department's] Bomb Squad," a department spokesperson wrote about 7:15 p.m. on Twitter. "The building has been cleared and deemed safe. We will resume normal operations shortly."

The Miami-Dade Police Department's bomb squad was called to assist.

Police said there will be no disruption to emergency services.

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