Roanoke Police Investigating Suspicious Package Downtown - FOX 21/27 WFXR Roanoke/WWCW Lynchburg News, Weather

Roanoke Police Investigating Suspicious Package Downtown

Posted: Updated:

Roads reopened in Roanoke around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after a suspicious package was found.

Sgt. Jason Holt with Roanoke Police says a suspicious item was found in a dumpster along the 800 block of Campbell Avenue SE around 7:45 a.m. It turned out to be a bunch of industrial batteries and wires taped together.

The Virginia State Police Explosive Detection Unit was called in. They say there was no threat, and they took the item with them to keep investigating. They don't know yet where the item came from.