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UPDATE: Lee Bridge Reopens

Police Reportedly Dealing with an Armed Person

June 17, 2019 - 8:50 am

Richmond, VA (Newsradio 1140WRVA.com) -- A police situation closed down the Lee Bridge in both directions for several hours.  The shutdown lifted around 8:30 am.  Word an armed woman had been threatening to hurt herself. The woman reportedly walked to the Virginia War Memorial by the time officers arrived around 2:30 am. 

Capitol Police tweeted around 5:30 am: "There is a public safety incident in the amphitheater area of the Virginia War Memorial...please avoid the area, and expect traffic delays and diversions on Belvidere and Second streets." 

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