Lexington Police: Suspicious envelope found with threatening writing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police are taking a closer look at what they found inside a suspicious package outside a bank downtown.

The Lexington Bomb Squad responded and shut down Vine, Limestone, and High Streets for more than two hours during the investigation. The package was found at the Community Trust Bank had threatening messages to law enforcement written on it.

Lexington Police say someone walking on the sidewalk in front of Community Trust Bank noticed an envelope on top of a trash can and called police. Police say the front and back of the 9x13 inch envelope had writing on it with threatening messages towards law enforcement and the court system. Police noted the bank handles federal bankruptcy cases.

But after sending two robots down the street to X-ray the envelope, police tell us it was found to not have any explosives in it but two water bottles of unknown liquids that are not harmful.

"The reason we knew about this package was a citizen actually flagging down a police officer and told him they felt like they saw a package that was suspicious," said Lt. Eddie Hart, with the Lexington Division of Police. "We appreciate the citizens being the eyes for us sometimes."

Those streets have since reopened, and detectives with the Hazardous Devices Unit say the liquids will be tested Monday.


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