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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.


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