NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk police have arrested the man accused of making a bomb threat in the Norfolk Post Office located on Church Street.
According to Norfolk Fire Department Chief Harry Worley, the suspect walked into the post office, handed a package to the clerk and stated that it was a bomb before leaving.
Both Wood and Fenchurch Streets were closed and the post office was evacuated.
The bomb squad has opened the package using a robot. No explosive were found inside the padded envelope, only some dietary supplements.
A postal worker said the man has been coming to the branch for about five years and even has a box there.
The man's name was also on the envelope he dropped off.
Worley said charges will be bought against the suspect by the city and federal charges are a possibility.
Making a bomb threat is a felony offense, which carries a one to 10 year sentence and a $2,500 fine.
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