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LEXINGTON, Va. (WTVR) – Several buildings on the campus of Virginia Military Institute have been evacuated due to a suspicious item, according to an alert on VMI’s website.

The evacuated buildings include:

  • Preston Library
  • Nichols Engineering Building
  • portions of Mallory Hall

The following message was sent to the VMI community at 8:18 a.m. today:

A suspicious item has been located near the entrance to Preston Library.  Preston Library is closed.

Effective immediately Letcher Avenue between Maury-Brooke and JM Hall is closed.  Please avoid the area.

Entrance to buildings is permitted from the rear.

Police are on the scene.