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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Suspicious device removed from Downtown Mall

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2021


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On February 27, 2021, at 5:58 AM, Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of 4th Street SE for the report of a suspicious device. The surrounding area was secured, and an investigation ensued. Per CPD protocol, the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad was consulted and responded to the scene. VSP detonated the device a short time later. CPD’s forensic investigators are processing the scene and have collected relevant evidence, which will be sent to the Virginia Division of Forensic Science for analysis. Additionally, the surrounding area has been swept for any additional devices or concerns.

If you have any information relevant to this incident, please contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available through Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.

Media Contact
Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.gov

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