MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach police officers temporarily closed Arthur Godfrey Road on Thursday afternoon to investigate a bomb threat.
According to the Miami Beach Police Department, a caller made an anonymous threat to a business at 827 W. 41 St. The Orthodox Jewish community has a large presence in the neighborhood.
Officers closed 41st Street from Meridian to Jefferson Avenue about 3:30 p.m. and asked drivers to avoid the area.
The scare forced the corner Starbucks and neighboring businesses to evacuate and temporarily close. Officers deemed the area was safe and reopened Arthur Godfrey Road about 4:30 p.m.
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POLICE: 41 Street is closed between Meridian and Jefferson Avenue due to police activity at 827 W 41 Street. Please avoid the area.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) August 19, 2021
UPDATE: The scene has been cleared and traffic reopened.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) August 19, 2021