YMCA Evacuated in Richmond, Virginia Due to Suspicious Suitcase

UPDATE: November 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM. After the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene, it was determined that the suitcase belonged to an individual who had left the suitcase out on the street. It was filled with clothing. The all clear was given.

Richmond, Virginia: On November 5, 2017, The YMCA on Franklin Street in Richmond, Virginia was evacuated due to a suitcase/suspicious package call found on the side of the street. The suitcase is located at the intersection of Franklin Street and Adams Street. The Richmond Police Department as well as the Richmond Fire Department has responded and cordoned off a two-block area.

The Richmond Police were called at about 6:30 PM EST and have evacuated a two-block radius. The Jefferson Hotel extended the opportunity for those at the YMCA to come in out of the cold.

Source: Jon Burkett, WTVR CBS6

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Author: Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is the President and lead minister for Marketplace Evangelism Ministries, Inc. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Pastoral Ministries. He was recently ordained and will continue to work as a co-vocational minister and businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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