Edgewood Avenue reopened after suspicious package shut down both directions on Jacksonville’s Northside – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE | April 5, 2021 · 7:40 p.m.

A JSO officer responded to a call about a suspicious item on the side of the road near the 2500 block of Edgewood Ave. around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Officers closed both directions of Edgewood Avenue after initial inspection out of caution.

A technician was able to transport the device to a safe place, and Edgewood Avenue reopened around 7 p.m.

Officials believe the item was a type of ‘distraction device’, that was discovered by a relative of a deceased person.

ORIGINAL STORY:

There is a reported suspicious package on W Edgewood Avenue on Jacksonville’s Northside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Both directions of Edgewood Avenue are shut down near Carnation Road.

Traffic is being diverted to Carnation Rd.

Action News Jax is on the way to the scene and will continue to update this developing story when more details are available.

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