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Suspicious Package Found Near BB&T In Lovingston – ALL CLEAR: 10:53 AM Update

[ 0 ] February 9, 2012 |

©2012 : BB&T in Lovingston has been evacuated due to a suspicious package being found near the bank. A VSP robot x-ray type device is being used to look inside the package to see if it poses any threat.

Nelson County, Virginia

10:53 AM Sheriff Brooks: “All clear, nothing but papers found in case, more investigation in coming days.”

10:51 AM Area fire & rescue agencies that were on alert and standby have been told to stand down.

10:42AM – Sheriff Brooks: “Xray shows nothing in package, authorities about to open and inspect.”

Emergency units assembled at the entrance to BB&T Thursday morning.

Original Post from 10:28 AM on 2.9.12
The Virginia State Police, Nelson Sheriff’s Office and various other support teams are on the scene of what’s being described as a suspisious package found this morning just outside of the BB&T bank in Lovingston.

What's believed to be a VSP officer in specialized gear approaches the suspicious package at BB&T Thursday morning in Lovingston, Virginia

Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks conforms to NCL the package was found this morning as the bank was opening. The building was evacuated and a perimeter set up. “It looks like some kind of old briefcase or something similar. But aroused enough suspicion by an employee to contact police,” Sheriff Brooks tells NCL Thursday morning. The sheriff went on to say that a special Virginia State Police bomb unit is on the scene with equipment capable of shooting an x-ray to determine if the package might contain anything harmful, or simply nothing at all.

Photo By East Nelson Photographer Victoria Mininger : Authorities gather at the entrance to BB&T - Lovingston Thursday morning.

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