FORT MYERS, Fla. - The scene on Idlewild Street wasn't something neighbors expected to see; bomb technicians were dressed in full-body protective gear. Lee County Deputies haven't released a whole lot of information about the investigation.
They did say, after four hours of investigating a suspicious package, they took one man into custody. A tip prompted a Lee County Sheriff's Office investigation that lead deputies to a yellow house on the 6500 block of Idlewild Street.
"I just heard some sirens," said Scott Younger, a neighbor. "I was taking a nap. Then I saw that they had closed down the street. I was wondering what was going on. I though maybe it was some sort of medical emergency."
Deputies detained one man while bomb technicians investigated a suspicious package.
"The goal here, obviously, is to make sure that if there is an object in there that isn't safe, to render it safe," said Lee County Sheriff Office Sergeant, David Velez.
The bomb squad sent a robot to the house's front lawn. There it fired two shots at the package. Following the gunfire, deputies did not say if the object, in question, was considered dangerous or not. They did, however, evacuate the entire street as a precaution.
Some neighbors say the people living at the house, sectioned off by yellow crime scene tape, just moved in a few months ago.
"I'm familiar with the area, but we actually haven't met anybody over there yet.," Younger said.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News they plan to release more information about this investigation sometime on Monday. In the meantime, we checked the Sheriff's Office website. While they have not confirmed who they arrested Sunday, we found that 35-year-old Travis Roling, whose last known address is on Idlewild Street, was arrested Sunday night for possessing explosives.