TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA)- A suspicious package caused a scare and an evacuation at the Port of Tampa Thursday morning.
During a routine cargo screening shortly after 9:00 a.m., a specially-trained K-9 alerted to an item on the Terminal 3 dock near a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. A second K-9 was brought in and also alerted to the same item. HCSO and TPD Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians were called into to make the final determination as to what they were really dealing with. Terminal 3 and a cruise ship staff were evacuated from the area during the investigation.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship will remain in port until the situation is resolved completely.