Crews respond to suspicious package in Norfolk

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 1:18 PM

2/7 UPDATE: Battalion Chief Julian williamson told WVEC.com the item was a tool for a machine lathe.

 

NORFOLK -- Fire and police responded to a  "suspicious package" in a parking lot at General Dynamics Nassco Norfolk Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived on scene in the 200 block of Ligon Street just before 5 p.m., according to Norfolk Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Julian Williamson.  Crews immediately setup a perimeter around the device. 

Norfolk Fire Marshals, Norfolk Bomb Squad and the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Technicians were also called in to assist with the investigation.

It was later determined that the metal device found was not an explosive device or ordinance of any sort, Williams said. The area was cleared a short time later. 

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