All clear given after suspicious package reported at Capitol

Roads were shut down due to the incident. (Source: Brian Bush)
Roads were shut down due to the incident. (Source: Brian Bush)
Updated: Mar. 19, 2018 at 1:17 PM EDT
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Police investigate a suspicious package near the Capitol. (Source: Brian Bush)
Police investigate a suspicious package near the Capitol. (Source: Brian Bush)
Henrico police and fire investigated suspicious packages at a Wawa on Airport Road. (Source:...
Henrico police and fire investigated suspicious packages at a Wawa on Airport Road. (Source: Henrico police)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Activity has returned to normal following an investigation of a suspicious package at the Virginia State Capitol building Monday morning.

A shelter in place order was given in the 900 block of Main Street, but was lifted around 10:45 a.m. Two backpacks and a small cloth bag were left unattended in the area.

Capitol Police advised everyone to avoid the area around Main Street and 9th Street during the investigation.

Around the same time, the Henrico Police Department responded to an unattended package at Wawa near the airport.

Two unattended packages were left at gas pumps in the 500 block of S. Airport Drive. Both were determined to be care packages, and the scene has been cleared.

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