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.