Hoax device delivered to Canon recycling center in Gloucester

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Gloucester County Sheriff's Office (seal, generic)

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — A suspicious device prompted a lockdown Thursday morning at a Canon recycling center in Gloucester.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said it received word of the package around 8 a.m. It was reported the item was unpackaged within the facility — and that there were concerns it could be an explosive device.

According to the sheriff’s office, it was sent to the facility with a routine shipment that’s received daily.

Multiple agencies responded to the building Thursday, along with the sheriff’s office — the FBI, Gloucester Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The building was evacuated, and a perimeter was created around the device.

The sheriff’s office said the it was determined to be a hoax device, and “non-incendiary in nature.”

Authorities are investigating who may sent the device.

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