Bomb Scare Downtown Richmond

Suspicious Package Found Blocks From State Capitol

August 06, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Richmond, VA. (WRVA) - Virginia Capitol Police called out to the corner of 8th & East Main after someone noticed a suspicious package around 11am Monday.  Capitol police were called due to the location being just blocks away from Capitol Square. 

Capitol Police notified the Richmond City Police Department (RPD) who took over the situation. RPD called in their bomb experts on the City’s Bomb Squad. It was around Noon when the Bomb Squad personnel determined the package posed no harm.

To ensure safety and to give police room to work the intersection was blocked and traffic was re-routed until the all clear was given.