Suspicious Item: No explosive materials at Englewood Home Depot

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Scene of Englewood Home Depot, where authorities are responding to a suspicious package at the home improvement store’s garden center Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte County Fire & EMS responded to a Home Depot in Englewood, where there was a report of a suspicious item Monday.

The sheriff’s office confirms Southwest Florida Regional Bomb Squad found no explosive materials in the suspicious item, and the scene has been cleared.

According to CCSO, law enforcement was on scene of the home improvement store’s garden center along the 12000 block of S McCall Road, where a suspicious item was said to be located.

The Home Depot was evacuated for several hours while a bomb squad investigated the suspicious item and swept the entire home improvement store. No explosives were found.

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