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Police give all clear in downtown Richmond suspicious package investigation

Several blocks of downtown Richmond are blocked off as police investigate a suspicious package. (Source: NBC12) Several blocks of downtown Richmond are blocked off as police investigate a suspicious package. (Source: NBC12)
Richmond bomb squad set up in the General Assembly Building to investigate the suspicious package (Source: NBC12) Richmond bomb squad set up in the General Assembly Building to investigate the suspicious package (Source: NBC12)
A view of downtown shows empty streets, due to road closures prompted by the suspicious package (Source: Luke Witt/Twitter) A view of downtown shows empty streets, due to road closures prompted by the suspicious package (Source: Luke Witt/Twitter)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Police reopened streets in downtown Richmond after a three-hour investigation into a suspicious package found no threat.

The investigation began around 10 a.m. near the intersection of 9th and Broad streets and forced the closure of roads from 7th to 12th streets along Grace to Marshall streets. Capitol Police specifically asked people to stay clear of the Broad Street side of the General Assembly Building during the investigation.

The little brown package briefly forced the General Assembly Building to go into lockdown. The Richmond bomb squad was called in to investigate and the all clear was given around 1 p.m.

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