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Miami Beach officers reopen Arthur Godfrey Road after bogus bomb threat

According to the Miami Beach Police Department, someone called a business in the Arthur Godfrey area to make an anonymous bomb threat on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Miami Beach Police Department, someone called a business in the Arthur Godfrey area to make an anonymous bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

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.

Miami Beach police officers close an area surrounding a Starbucks on Arthur Godfrey Road on Thursday afternoon. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

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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