City of Hopewell Courts Facility Bomb Threat UPDATE

October 24, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

For Further Information Contact:                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Herbert H. Bragg, PH: (804) 541-2270                         Thursday, October 24, 2019
Director, Intergovernmental & Public Affairs
Release Number: 10/24/19: DIPA-003

 

City of Hopewell Courts Facility Bomb Threat

Hopewell, VA.At approximately 815 AM, the Hopewell Sheriff’s Office K-9 altered on a mailbox during an exterior check of the courthouse complex. The Hopewell Sheriff’s Office notified the Virginia State Police, Hopewell Police Department and Hopewell Fire/EMS for assistance.

The courthouse was evacuated along with the streets being closed in the immediate area of the courthouse. The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Bomb Squad conducted an investigation and determined the mailbox did not contain any explosive device(s). The area and courthouse were opened to resume normal operations.

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Last modified: October 24, 2019

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