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Charlottesville police investigate reported suspicious package at federal building

Police at the intersection in front of the Federal Building in downtown Charlottesville.
Police at the intersection in front of the Federal Building in downtown Charlottesville.(WVIR)
Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 7:51 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Streets near downtown Charlottesville are back open after a suspicious package investigation.

The Virginia State Police bomb squad was called in after reports of a suspicious item at the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at the intersection of West Water and West Main streets.

Charlottesville police and fire got the call around 6:45 Friday, Oct. 22.

Officers secured the area surrounding the building leading to multiple detours and road closures.

The all-clear was given around 8:30 p.m.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

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