A lockdown at a Jewish school in Miami Beach was lifted after a pressure cooker found in the area was detonated and found empty, police say.
The Yeshiva Elementary School, located at 7902 Carlyle Avenue, was on lockdown Tuesday morning as Miami Beach police investigated.
Miami Beach Police Tweeted that the school was on lockdown and that an evacuation order had not been made. Parents were asked not come to the area to pick up their children.
According to Miami Beach Police, 78th-80th St. along Byron, Carlyle and Dickens Avenue was closed to all traffic as police investigated. Police say the bomb squad responded to the area as a precaution.
The suspicious package was found just after 9:15 a.m. between the school and a daycare center, NBC 6’s Dan Krauth reported.
At around 11 a.m., the bomb squad detonated the device and found it was empty.