Police robot blows up suitcase in suspected bomb incident in Kissimmee, Florida
Bomb squad detonated the suitcase. All clear has NOT been given yet.— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
A bomb squad investigated the suspicious package which was left in the downtown area of Broadway on Friday morning. The town is 16 km (10 miles) away from Disney World.
Bomb Squad on scene— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
A bomb disposal robot was sent in to take an x-ray of the abandoned suitcase.
It returned with the x-ray to bomb squad technicians, who are located a block away from the propane tank.
Detectives went over the x-rays to determine what's in the case.
Two bomb squad technicians walked towards the suitcase with detonation wire, according to WKMG, Orlando.
The detonation wire was placed down in the middle of the street, about a stone’s throw away from the suitcase, which is still located near the propane tank.
The bomb disposal robot then dragged the suitcase away from the propane tank, and placed it near the detonation wire.
The suitcase was then blown up releasing what looks like clothing and paper.
Scene on Broadway and N. Stewart St. in Kissimmee pic.twitter.com/Vx8uK2nwii— Julie Salomone (@JSalomoneWFTV) April 21, 2017
According to Kissimmee police, the person who left the package “openly stated it was a bomb.”
The package appears to be a large black suitcase.
Person who left package openly stated it was a bomb. Suspect talking to detectives now. Pkg left in front of propane tank.— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
Police told people to evacuate from the back of their buildings.
Detectives are talking to the person who first alerted them about the alleged bomb.
Kissimmee PD: The suspect is in custody. Someone flagged down an officer & said suspect was acting erratically.— Julie Salomone (@JSalomoneWFTV) April 21, 2017
Police officers are telling people to avoid the area.
All clear has been given. Area is still closed for Crime Lab to collect evidence— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017
20 year oldJacob A Ortiz charged with false report of bomb. In rote to jail— Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) April 21, 2017