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Suspicious package found at Salvation Army Little Havana location Thursday morning
Miami, Fla. (April 18, 2013) - The Salvation Army is working with the Miami-Dade police department after a suspicious package was found at a Salvation Army church, 911 West Flagler St., in the Little Havana neighborhood.
The police department's bomb squad was called and detonated the package on site. No one was injured. The contents of the package are not known at this time.
Salvation Army staff and volunteers were participating in a neighborhood food drive when someone noticed the package Thursday (April 18) morning and called police.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.