Richmond police say suspicious package actually junk mail

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police say a suspicious package on the city's Southside was actually just junk mail.

Authorities received a call about a cylindrical device in a mailbox around 12:15 p.m. Crews x-rayed the package found in the 4300 block of Warwick Road. The bomb squad was called to the scene and used a robot to inspect a mailbox. Police on the scene said the item was determined to be a rolled up advertisement.

Traffic heading north on Warwick Road was detoured for the investigation.

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