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Here’s why first responders in Haz-Mat suits were downtown today

Posted at 11:52 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 11:52:42-05

RICHMOND, Va. — A suspicious package situation in the downtown area on Friday brought Richmond Haz-Mat to the Patrick Henry Building, according to Capitol Police.

First responders arrived at 1111 E. Broad St.  shortly after 11 a.m. after an employee in a first-floor office suite opened a package and deemed it suspicious.

Richmond and state Haz-Mat workers arrived on scene and determined that there was no threat to office workers, other employees, or the governor.

The building was not evacuated.