Sarasota News Leader

07/18/2014

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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office closed Swift Road in Sarasota near Grand Cayman Street on the afternoon of July 14 while inves- tigating suspicious objects found in the road just before 1 p.m., the office reported. The Hazardous Devices Unit responded to the scene and found a ceramic bowl containing a chicken head and feathers next to a cylin- drical object inside a paper bag, the office reported. When an x-ray could not determine the contents of the bag other than a gel-like substance, the object was destroyed on the scene, a news release adds. Following a 20-minute waiting period, a bomb technician approached the item and then cleared the scene, the release adds. A member of the Hazardous Devices Unit deals with the object found on Swift Road on July 14. Contributed photo SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS IN ROAD FOUND TO BE BOWL AND CHICKEN HEAD CRIME BLOTTER A close-up shows the bowl with chicken parts. Contributed photo

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