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Suspicious package reported at LCSO headquarters cleared by Hazmat Unit and was deemed safe

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-20 18:48:05-05

UPDATE (1/20/23 — 6:15 PM) - LCSO has the envelope received at HQ containing a substance was cleared by the Hazmat Unit and was deemed safe. No employees or visitors were harmed.

UPDATE (1/20/23) - LCSO has reopened following the closure. The package was an envelope with a white powder, authorities now believed it to be a dietary substance. However, testing will need to be done.

The South Trail Fire Department is responding to a suspicious package at the Lee County Sheriff's Office headquarters in Fort Myers. The office is currently closed to the public.

LCSO tweeted around 2:40 p.m. that the package was found at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

STFD is responding out of an abundance of caution.

LCSO will provide updates as they are available.