BAY PINES, Fla — A suspicious object was found Wednesday afternoon inside the east gate entrance to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

Nobody was in any immediate danger, and authorities secured the area.

There was no specific word on what the object was, but an official said it was discovered around 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, prompting a Bay Pines police investigation.

Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to help officers with traffic in the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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