Suspicious item at Newport News Courthouse deemed safe

Photo courtesy: NNPD

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Newport News Courthouse was evacuated Monday morning because of a suspicious item found in a mail bag.

Police say the item was found in the Circuit Court Clerk’s office just before 10 a.m.

Roads in the surrounding area were closed during the investigation. The Newport News Sheriff’s Office,Virginia State Police and the Newport News Fire Department all responded.

About an hour later, the Newport News Fire Department gave the all-clear. The item turned out to be safe.

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