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Bomb squad inspects suspicious package in Bristol

By Laura Halm
Published On: Apr 05 2013 05:00:35 PM CDT
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BRISTOL, Va. -

A bomb squad rushed to downtown Bristol to inspect a suspicious package Friday afternoon.

Bristol, Virginia police got a report of a suspicious package outside of Tri-Summit Bank.

As a precaution, Lee Street was blocked off.

Police tell us a bomb squad, along with a K-9 officer trained in bomb detection came in to inspect the package.

"The bomb dog did not show any interest towards the bag, at that time the bomb squad did a sweep of the bag and it turned out to be just a personal bag and belongings," said Officer Willie Simpson with Bristol Virginia Police.

Police tell us an ID and money were also found inside the bag.