Mall Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found

A central Kentucky mall is reopened after being shut down when a tenant received a suspicious package.

Kentucky State Police say the mall reopened Monday afternoon after a package received from Pakistan was determined not to contain explosives, but computer parts.

The Richmond Mall and a nearby trailer park were evacuated after a military recruiting office received the package.

Police and emergency officials evacuated the Richmond Mall at around eleven a.m. on Monday.

Madison County public safety director Jesse Cain says the package was sent to the Navy's section of the recruiting office.

Recruiters began opening the package at around 9:30 a.m. and
discovered a metal briefcase. Cain says they took the case to the
parking lot and called emergency officials.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Sam Location: Richmond on May 22, 2007 at 07:21 AM
    A computer router? Well, no internet for these guys for awhile. Better safe than www.sorry.com?
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on May 21, 2007 at 05:06 PM
    Um, did I understand correctly that it was an item they ordered? Do they not know who they are doing buisness with, so they blew it up! Thats plain goofy. I hope they don't start blowing up pizza next!
  • by Kaitlyn Location: pikeville on May 21, 2007 at 01:26 PM
    i think this is awful... and my older sis lives in Richmond...
  • by vernon Location: lexington on May 21, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    a lot of people would have been hurt if they, did not
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2007 at 01:08 PM
    Clark Moore's is not quite near the mall, however scary situation though.
  • by Angela Location: Richmond on May 21, 2007 at 10:35 AM
    Have they done anything about the local school, Mayfield or Clark Moore Middle? They are close to the mall.

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