Tampa Police Investigate Suspicious Package

Police investigated a suspicious package left unattended at the Marion Street Bus Mall Friday night.

Tampa police were called out to the mall at 8:00 p.m. Friday and investigated the package, which was left on a bench by an unknown person. The Tampa Police Bomb Squad investigated and determined to be a hoax device.

The scene has been secured and is safe. There is no danger.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.