ALL CLEAR: Bomb Squad Responds To Suspicious Device
By Michael Moore II // April 9, 2013
IMAGES AND VIDEOS BY MICHAEL MOORE II
Parking Lot and Building Now Reopened
ORIGINAL POST: 11:30 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The front half of the GSI Commerce building at 915 South Babcock St. in Melbourne has been closed because of a suspicious device received in the mail.
Melbourne Police said the package contained a container of Turtle Wax with some suspicious items inside. Because of the nature of the package, the language the package contained, and the device GSI Commerce security contact authorities.
Melbourne Fire and the Melbourne Police Department have secured the scene and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is currently removing the device.
UPDATE: 4 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad has requested Brevard County’s Hazardous Materials Team respond. Hazmat has just arrived with an additional rescue unit and is assisting with examination of the package contents.
A Brevard County District Chief confirmed the request for the Hazmat team originated from the Bomb Squad, however he said no additional information is available at this time.
Traffic from the emergency scanner indicates that a sample the bomb squad took was inconclusive as to the contents of the package, which is why they have requested additional resources.
A large portion of the parking lot of GSI Commerce remains cordoned off.
UPDATE: 4:50 p.m.
The Brevard County Hazmat team has determined there were no additional hazards with the contents of the suspicious package. Brevard County and Melbourne Fire, as well as the BCSO Bomb Squad, are clearing the scene. The parking lot and building have both been reopened.
An investigation into the package and its contents will be turned over to law enforcement.
– Michael Moore II