Update: Bridge reopens; 'suspicious package' near Mar-a-Lago was not a hazard, police say

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Update: The Southern Boulevard Bridge has reopened after being closed while police investigated a suspicious package near former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club.

Police said in a statement that they received a report of someone trespassing at the club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., at 11:20 a.m. and eventually arrested a 53-year-old man on a charge of trespassing after warning.

"Subsequent to that arrest, the Palm Beach Police Department began the process of towing his vehicle, which revealed a suspicious package. We reached out to PBSO for assistance in regards to evaluating the suspicious package, and the package was later determined to not be a hazard," police said.

During this process, portions of the adjacent roadway were closed, the statement said.

A view from the south of the Southern Boulevard bridge, which was closed for 2.5 hours Wednesday while police investigated a suspicious package.
A view from the south of the Southern Boulevard bridge, which was closed for 2.5 hours Wednesday while police investigated a suspicious package.

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The Southern Boulevard Bridge is closed in both directions because of police activity.

Palm Beach Police spokesman Will Rothrock told the Daily News they are investigating a "suspicious package" in a vehicle. No other details were available.

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Motorists are being advised to seek an alternate route, the town said in a release sent out about 12:15 p.m.

Rothrock said there is "no ETA" on when the bridge will reopen.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Update: Bridge reopens; 'suspicious package' near Mar-a-Lago was not a hazard, police say