At approximately noon today, a tornado spilled onto Biscayne Boulevard at NE 28th Street. There were a dozen City of Miami cop cars, two Florida Highway Patrol cruisers, a pair of K-9 patrols and a helicopter.
They were chasing a suspect who had slipped away from officers in Allapattah and Overtown during and exercise of the City's new "Operation Tornado," which involve weekly quality-of-life sweeps, according to spokesman Delrish Moss.
The suspect assaulted an officer and fled east.
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Cops blocked off 26th through 29th streets east of Biscayne Boulevard, where many buildings are boarded up, for about two hours. They posted a cop on each corner, sent in the dogs, and called out the whirly bird.
Finally they left empty-handed.
So, in the future, if you see too many City of Miami Cops around, don't worry. It's just another tornado day.