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Bomb squad responds to Chesterfield Police station

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 14:06:01-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The Virginia State Police bomb squad responded to the Chesterfield Police Department Midlothian District Station on North Providence Road to conduct an inspection.

When Chesterfield Police officers conducted a larceny investigation, they came upon evidence which  they said suggested an explosive device. The material in question was later placed in an evidence locker, according to a Chesterfield Police spokesperson.

The bomb squad worked to determine whether or not the material posed a threat to others.

"The items were found to be components of old industrial ignition devices that would be used in demolition or construction," according to Liz Caroon, Chesterfield Police spokesperson.  "Nothing that was found is illegal to possess."

Investigators located the owner of the items.