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Hotel bomb threat blocks Broad Street in downtown Richmond

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-01 18:43:40-05

RICHMOND, Va. – There was a heavy police presence in downtown Richmond after a bomb threat at a popular hotel Sunday evening.

Video posted around 5:30 p.m. on Instagram shows Broad Street blocked off between Marshall and 5th streets.

Police told WTVR CBS 6 crews on the scene that a bomb threat was called in to the Richmond Marriott Sunday afternoon.

As a result, bomb-sniffing dogs were called in and the hotel was swept. However, officials said nothing suspicious was found.

As of 6 p.m., the all-clear had been given and police were clearing the scene.

Stay with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News at 6:30 p.m. for updates on this developing story.