Bomb squad called, assisted living facility evacuated

Posted at 1:16 PM, Mar 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-17 13:42:14-04

PETERSBURG, Va (WTVR) – Petersburg Police, State Police and The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Richmond Field Office Bomb Unit all responded to a call of a suspicious package possibly containing bomb-making materials found at an assisted living facility in the 30 block of W Filmore St in Petersburg.

Sgt. Molnar of Virginia State Police tells that VSP was called to Filmore Place Adult Care Center, formerly the Tri-City Garden Villa, to assist Petersburg Police shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday..

Ester Hyatt of Petersburg Police confirms that, after the building was evacuated, bomb units destroyed the package in the parking lot of the building shortly after 12:00 p.m..

The VSP Bomb Squad is currently investigating the contents of the package now that it has been rendered safe.

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