Police give all clear near Capitol after discovery of 'harmless sleeping bag'

Published: Mar. 7, 2017 at 8:19 PM EST|Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 4:21 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department says a "harmless sleeping bag" sparked several road closures Tuesday afternoon near the State Capitol.

A suspicious package was initially reported around 2:45 p.m.; less than 45 minutes later the police department posted to social media that it was just a sleeping bag.

This area that was impacted was about a block away from the State Capitol.

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