Suspicious suitcase detonated near SeaWorld Orlando

By Kevin O'Korn, Producer, kokorn@wkmg.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:25:31 AM EST
Updated On: Oct 02 2013 09:27:18 AM EDT

Central Florida Parkway near Discovery Cove at SeaWorld is shut down this morning after a suspicious suitcase was discovered.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A suspicious package that prompted officials to close a major roadway near SeaWorld Orlando was destroyed Wednesday morning.

The package, described by the Orange County Sheriff's Office as a suitcase, was discovered by a security guard around 3:30 a.m. on Central Florida Parkway near Discovery Cove. 

The Bomb Squad detonated the suitcase after an X-ray of the luggage showed electronics inside.  Central Florida Parkway reopened about two hours after the incident began.

Deputies later said an investigation revealed that the suitcase belonged to a homeless man who was found drunk behind a hotel on International Drive.

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