A downtown Miami building was put on security alert yesterday after the discovery of a suspicious package in the Miami-Dade Democratic Party headquarters. After investigation by the Miami Police bomb squad, the package was found to contain Senator Bill Nelson Bumper Stickers.
Miami-Dade Democrats sound the alert
After the recent arrest of Miami resident who had allegedly sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and media organizations, Florida Democrats were understandably skittish when a package they were not expecting was discovered in an unused part of their office in the CIC Miami building. Police, including a bomb squad, were called.
— Lance Dixon (@LDixon_3) October 31, 2018
According to police, the package had arrived on October 22nd from Orlando, but appears to have gone unnoticed until yesterday.
After being x-rayed, the mystery contents of the package were revealed: Bill Nelson bumper stickers.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) October 31, 2018
Miami reacts to Bill Nelson bumper sticker revelation
After bringing traffic in downtown Miami to a halt, local residents were quick to jump on Twitter to voice their frustrations.
Turns out the “suspicious” package found in Democratic office in downtown Miami that throttled traffic, was….. a bunch of Bill Nelson bumper stickers.
— Chuck Rabin (@ChuckRabin) October 31, 2018
Suspicious package found at Miami Dems offices. Turns out to be a box of Bill Nelson bumper stickers. Actually WAS a suspicious package.
— Darren Lenick (@DFLenick) November 1, 2018
Referring to the tense political atmosphere in the run-up to next week’s election, Florida State Representative Kionne McGhee was thankful no one was harmed.
Thank you to the @MiamiDadePolice Department for taking quick action to secure the area. I’m grateful that our @MiamiDadeDems staff is safe & unharmed. Tensions may be high in this election cycle but the safety our staff & volunteers will remain a high priority.
— Kionne McGhee (@kionnemcghee) October 31, 2018
Senator Bill Nelson, for whom the stickers had been shipped in the first place, has made no public comment.