Bomb Squad Called In After Suspicious Package Found In Downtown Lexington

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/26/2013 8:24 pm
A suspicious package caused a big stir in Downtown Lexington Wednesday.

A security guard outside of the U.S. Attorney's Office saw a briefcase inside of a mailbox, and the Bomb Squad was called in, according to police. Investigators said someone placed the bag inside of the mailbox around 10 a.m. They don't believe the person meant any harm, but said the risk was too high to ignore.

"It's not typical to have personal items hanging out of a mailbox, and so it causes a concern just in and of itself, because of the placement in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office. It causes a little more concern, when you start adding things together, it raises the threat a little bit," said Lt. Clayton Roberts with the Lexington Police Department.

West Vine and Mill Street were closed for around an hour.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list
Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
9-Month Lexington Police Drug Investigation Nets 55 Arrests
Lexington police announce the end of "Operation Transformation." The investigation focused on drug sales in Lexington's east-end. Video Video
Identity Theft Suspect Identified
Nicholasville Police are positive they have a suspect identified who is wanted in a recent identity theft case.
9-Year-Old Gives His 3-Year-Old Brother The Gift Of Life With A Bone Marrow Transplant
A fourth grader in Garrard County has had a life-saving summer. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.