St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-
Date of original release: 08-31-20

Suspicious Package

Updated on 8-31-20 at 2:18 p.m.

The investigation at the Home Depot on 22nd Ave N, that was launched after a report of a suspicious package there, has cleared.

No credible threat was found, and the store is now open again.

Released on 8-31-20 at 12:52 p.m.

Just after 11am today we received a call of a possible suspicious package at the Home Depot store located on 22nd Ave N.

In an abundance of caution, the store was evacuated while investigators looked into the matter. Tampa Police Department's bomb squad was called to the scene.

Though no roads were closed, there was some traffic hold-up on 22nd Ave N, as evacuated customers tried to leave the parking lot.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer