Suspicious package in Richmond was not an explosive, police say

Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:57 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police investigated a suspicious package in Richmond.

We’re told officers went to serve an arrest warrant with Probation & Parole at a home on Ballard Drive Friday morning. When they got there, they found a suspicious package by the front door.

The ATF and the Lexington Police bomb squad were then called in the check it out.

As a precaution, police evacuated the immediate area while the package was investigated and nearby streets were blocked off.

Police say the package was checked and was determined to not be an explosive device.

We’re told the suspect that Probation & Parole was there for was then taken into custody. Police didn’t know anything about the suspect or the nature of the charges.