Police respond to suspicious item in Statesville

- Iredell Co. and Statesville officials responded to a suspicious item that shut down a main road in downtown Statesville Tuesday.

A Sergeant with the Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office observed a suspicious item in the roadway near a vehicle on S. Center St. near Court St. according to officials.

Statesville Police were notified as well and responded to a suspicious package on Tuesday morning.

Center St. between Front St. and Broad St. was shut down and evacuations of nearby building were conducted.

The Cabarrus Co. Bomb Disposal Unit was contacted and responded to scene. The unit detonated the item on scene and it was rendered harmless, according to officials.

Officials say the item was a PVC pipe containing papers. There was no bomb or device discovered.

The street was re-opened once the scene was secured.


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