Suspicious package discovered at WKYT, police give 'all clear'

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have given an "all clear" after a suspicious package was found at WKYT.

Lexington police and fire responded to the television station on Winchester Road to investigate.

Our newscasts continued without interruption as police secured our building. A bomb robot was at the scene to assist in handling the package.

The package had no postage and was addressed to "ABC News Director." The package contained a t-shirt saying "unite to fight childhood cancer."

"The call to Lexington police was made because a package found in the parking lot by live trucks 30 minutes after a man without an appointment at the station, demanded to speak to a reporter and was peeking into windows," news director Robert Thomas said.

Police said they had no reason to believe the sender meant any harm.

"We did not receive any information that there were any threats that were made toward any of the personnel here or threats made toward the media station, however, as a precaution, we do want to make sure that we were following up on the investigation," said Lexington police Lt. Nate Muller.

Police also checked out other TV stations in Lexington as a precaution.

The situation lasted approximately two hours.











 
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