VMI buildings evacuated due to suspicious item
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.