ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
MEDIA SERVICES UNIT
2003 MILL ROAD
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314-4658
OCTOBER 22, 2008 #08-044
4:30 P.M. HILDEBRANDT
Alexandria Police Investigate Suspicious Package
Earlier today, Alexandria police investigated three suspicious packages located in the 400 block of South Union Street. Around 1:20 P.M. police were called to Union Street for the report of three found suspicious packages. Upon arrival, officers located the packages and set up a perimeter.
Arlington County Fire Department’s Bomb Squad assisted in identifying the suspicious packages. After approximately two hours of investigation, all three packages were determined to be non-explosive. The packages were detonated at the scene. There were no injuries.
The 300 to 500 blocks of Union Street were closed for two hours during this incident.