The Bedford County Sheriff's Office and the State Police bomb squad were called to Forest Wednesday morning after a suspicious item was found in a mailbox.
A man living in the 4400 block of Perrowville Road called deputies at 11:28 a.m. after finding the suspicious item.
The State Bomb Squad was called in to investigate. Several roads were closed at the time; they have since reopened.
Authorities determined the item was safe and it will now be sent to a lab to be analyzed.