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County office building cleared after suspicious package investigation

Thompson St. package investigation
Posted at 8:35 AM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 20:47:12-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers police have given the all-clear after investigating a suspicious package at the Melvin Morgan Constitutional Complex.

Police tweeted shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday about the investigation taking place at 2480 Thompson St.

An employee said about 100 people are in the building at any given time. They were evacuated to several adjacent parking lots to await further details.

A bomb squad unit complete with K-9 officers were deployed to search the building.

Roads surrounding the building were blocked off during the investigation.

The building houses offices for the Lee County Tax Collector as well as a branch of the Supervisor of Elections; the latter tweeted that other branch offices remained open.

According to a statement from the tax collector's office, "All appointments scheduled for this morning [at the Thompson St. location] have been canceled and customers will be contacted to reschedule."