Police give all clear in 2 suspicious package incidents in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police have given the all clear in two suspicious package investigations in downtown Richmond.

A blue suitcase in Capitol Square near the Stonewall Jackson statue led police to tell people inside the State Capitol and Old City Hall buildings to stay away from windows. A citizen reported the package around 2:16 p.m. Police cleared the scene around 3:10 p.m.

Around the same time Richmond Police were alerted to a suspicious package just north of the Richmond Coliseum, near the Bio Tech park. Police investigated and found the backpack wasn't filled with anything dangerous. That scene was also cleared around 3 p.m.

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