Area Around Pulse Nightclub Reopens After Shut Down Due To Suspicious Package

Traffic around Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, was hectic for a short time Friday as firefighters examined a suspicious package. 

But the surrounding roads reopened this morning, after bomb squad investigators determined the package was a suitcase with nothing harmful inside.

The Orlando Fire Department kept residents updated through a series of tweets, ultimately concluding that no hazard was found and that roads were reopening around 10 a.m.

Businesses around the nightclub were evacuated for a short time as a precaution. The one-year mark of the Pulse nightclub massacre is nearing, and commemorative events at the nightclub are taking place in less than two weeks.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were injured after gunman Omar Mateen started shooting inside the packed nightclub last June 12. Mateen was killed in a shootout with police.

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