SARASOTA COUNTY -- Suspicious objects were found Monday afternoon on Swift Road near Grand Cayman, causing the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office to close the road to investigate.
According to a report, the Hazardous Devices Unit with the sheriff's office found a ceramic bowl containing a chicken head and feathers next to a cylindrical object inside of a paper bag in the road just before 1 p.m. The object was destroyed on scene after an X-ray could not determine the contents of the bag other than a "gel-like substance."
After 20 minutes passed, a bomb technician with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office approached the suspicious item and cleared the scene, the report states. In a video sent to the media by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, viewers can see the fully uniformed bomb technician near the item. Four orange cones were planted in the area, and a sheriff's patrol car was parked nearby.
Swift Road was later reopened.
Amaris Castillo, Law Enforcement/Island Reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. You can follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.