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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The all clear has been given after a security scare at a U.S. courthouse in downtown Jacksonville.

Officer Melissa Bujeda with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the incident began around 11:20 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of N. Hogan St.

She said an alert, on-duty security guard noticed an abandoned vehicle parked in a loading dock at the courthouse.

The guard notified local authorities, Bujeda said, because cars are not supposed to be parked there and the time of day.

JSO responded with its bomb squad and K9 unit and received assistance from the Jacksonvilel Fire and Rescue Department.

First responders worked through the night to canvass the area. Several downtown streets also had to be shut down surrounding the courthouse.

It was not until the early morning hours that the all clear was given and the scene was cleared. Traffic downtown returned to normal shortly before 6 a.m.

Bujeda said officers are working to make contact with the car's owner, but that it has been determined that person was looking for a parking spot so they could get to work.

Bujeda said the car posed no threat and nothing suspicious was ever found. She also said the car's owner had no malicious intent.

It's unclear at this time if any penalties will be issued.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The all clear has been given after a security scare at a U.S. courthouse in downtown Jacksonville.

Officer Melissa Bujeda with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the incident began around 11:20 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of N. Hogan St.

An on-duty security guard noticed an abandoned vehicle parked in a loading dock at the courthouse.

Bujeda said the guard became alarmed and notified police because cars are not to be parked in that location.

Bujeda said JSO's bomb squad and K9 units responded to the scene with assistance from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

First responders shut down several downtown streets around the courthouse and canvassed the area throughout the night.

It was determined in the early morning hours that the car posed no threat and that the courthouse was safe. Shortly before 6 a.m., all downtown traffic returned to normal.

Bujeda said officers are working to make contact with the car's owner, but that it had already been determined that that person was just looking for a place to park for work.

She said it's unclear at this time of the car's owner will face any penalties.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The all clear has been given after a security scare at a U.S. courthouse in downtown Jacksonville.

Officer Melissa Bujeda with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the incident began around 11:20 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of N. Hogan St.

An on-duty security guard noticed an abandoned vehicle parked in a loading dock at the courthouse.

Bujeda said the guard became alarmed and notified police because cars are not to be parked in that location.

Bujeda said JSO's bomb squad and K9 units responded to the scene with assistance from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

First responders shut down several downtown streets around the courthouse and canvassed the area throughout the night.

It was determined in the early morning hours that the car posed no threat and that the courthouse was safe. Shortly before 6 a.m., all downtown traffic returned to normal.

Bujeda said officers are working to make contact with the car's owner, but that it had already been determined that that person was just looking for a place to park for work.

She said it's unclear at this time of the car's owner will face any penalties.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The all clear has been given after a security scare at a U.S. courthouse in downtown Jacksonville.

Officer Melissa Bujeda with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the incident began around 11:20 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of N. Hogan St.

An on-duty security guard noticed an abandoned vehicle parked in a loading dock at the courthouse.

Bujeda said the guard became alarmed and notified police because cars are not to be parked in that location.

Bujeda said JSO's bomb squad and K9 units responded to the scene with assistance from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

First responders shut down several downtown streets around the courthouse and canvassed the area throughout the night.

It was determined in the early morning hours that the car posed no threat and that the courthouse was safe. Shortly before 6 a.m., all downtown traffic returned to normal.

Bujeda said officers are working to make contact with the car's owner, but that it had already been determined that that person was just looking for a place to park for work.

She said it's unclear at this time of the car's owner will face any penalties.

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