Police investigate suspicious package downtown

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Traffic has returned to normal near 5th and Cary St. were a suspicious package was found Friday morning.

Police say a pedestrian noticed a brown box on the top of a metal newspaper dispenser around 10:30 a.m.

Traffic was blocked off for a block radius as investigators examined the device.

Police say the package was later deemed safe and removed.

No word as to what was inside.

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