Lexington Police: no explosives found in rv parked downtown that caused evacuations

UPDATE 12/31/20 10:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police say no explosives were found in a rv parked downtown that led to evacuations downtown during New Year’s eve celebrations Thursday night.

Police say around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, an officer noticed a RV parked downtown near Belle’s Cocktail House.

The RV sparked some suspicion because it’s what was used in a Nashville, Tennessee Christmas bombing just a week ago.

Lexington Police say an explosives detection canine was brought to the rv and it “alerted” to the vehicle.

Officers evacuated people and the department’s Hazardous Devices Unit responded.

Officers say they got in touch with the RV’s driver and no explosives were found.

Police cleared the scene around 10:15 p.m.


ORIGINAL STORY 12/31/20 8:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police are asking people to avoid part of downtown on New Year’s eve night and not because of celebrations.

Police say they’re “working an incident” near Short Street and Market Street.

According to Lexington Traffic Management, most intersecting downtown streets seem to be closed.

ABC 36 has a crew downtown and will provide updates as they come in.

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