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All clear after downtown bomb squad bench scare

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 09:36:44-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The bomb squad was called to 7th and Main Streets in downtown Richmond Wednesday morning to investigate a suspicious package.

Two suitcases tied to a bench prompted the emergency response a few blocks from the Virginia State Capitol at 9th and Main.

It was later determined the suitcase were not a threat.

Traffic was blocked in the area. Cars on East Franklin Street were being stopped at North 6th Street.