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All-clear given at Richmond’s tallest building following evacuation

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:52:39-04

UPDATE: An all-clear was given following a police investigation into the suspicious package.

RICHMOND, Va. — An investigation into a suspicious package has prompted the evacuation of the Monroe building in downtown Richmond.

Virginia Capitol Police spokesperson Joe Macenka called the evacuation precautionary.

People were being urged to avoid the area around 101 N 14th Street.

The 29-floor James Monroe Building is home to several state agencies.

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