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Posted on: October 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious item being investigated at Federal Courthouse in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2021

UPDATE -- Friday, October 22 at 8:34 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On October 22, 2021, at6:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at the intersection of W. Water Street and W. Main Street for the report of a suspicious item. The surrounding area was secured, and an investigation was completed. Per CPD protocol, the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene. 

The investigation determined there was no threat to public safety and streets in the area are being reopened as of 8:30 p.m.

[original release below]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On October 22, 2021, at6:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at the intersection of W. Water Street and W. Main Street for the report of a suspicious item. The surrounding area has been secured, and an investigation is underway. Per CPD protocol, the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad has been dispatched and is responding to the scene. 

The public should avoid traveling in this area until further notice.

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. 

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

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