Charlottesville Neighborhood Evacuated Due to Suspicious Package

July 25, 2011

Reports of a suspicious package in Charlottesville sent people out of their homes.

The bomb squad was called in after getting reports of a package next to a light pole in a neighborhood off of Rives Street. That's not far from the Route 20 exit on Interstate 64.

People in several rows of town homes were told to evacuate as technicians used a robot and X-rays to inspect the suspicious package.

Authorities detonated it and found that it wasn't harmful.

Here's what Devita Grose, an evacuated resident, had to say about the ordeal:

"Very scary. Everyone's talking about it and we're kind of shocked because it's such a quiet community and nothing really goes on here."

Everyone is back in their homes. Investigators couldn't figure out what the object was, it's now on its way to a state lab.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 126152213 -
Gray Television, Inc.