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Suspicious package rendered safe; police still in Henrico neighborhood

Suspicious package rendered safe; police still in Henrico neighborhood
Posted at 11:42 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:27:10-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Henrico Police and Fire continue to investigate a suspicious package found outside a West End home. Henrico Police and Sheriffs were serving a paper when they found the suspicious package along in the 9700 block of Tartuffe Drive, off Gaskins Road, in the Gayton Pointe apartment complex.

“Public Safety officials from the Division of Fire and Police are still on scene after rendering the suspicious package safe,”
Henrico Police Lt. Matt Pecka said. “Residents will still see activity over the next hour while the public safety team work to rehab and clear their equipment from Tartuffe Drive.”

The suspicious package, according to police, was a metal toolbox with holes drilled into it, containing toggle switches and a dial.

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