Miami, Florida – Police in downtown Miami have given the all-clear after, they said, a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of a movie theater turned out to be unfounded.
On Sunday afternoon City of Miami Police units responded to the Silverspot Cinema, located near Third Avenue and Third Street.
According to investigators, they received a call about the bomb threat just before 3 p.m.
Officers closed off the area and evacuated the entire building as a precaution.
Police said they requested a K-9 bomb dog, in a tweet. The situation scared residents in the area.
“We’ve been living here for some time, and coming home and seeing all these police cars and fire trucks and everything going on, I think it’s a very scary situation,” said Meri Tarockoff, “and, you know, I would never imagine this to be happening.”
According to police, no threat was found inside the building, and shortly before 6 p.m., the scene had been rendered safe.
The investigation is ongoing.