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WPD responds to another suspicious package call
The Winchester Police Department (WPD) reports receiving another call regarding another suspicious package.
This caller reported a suspicious package found in the area of Amherst Street and Merrimans Lane on Tues. July 19.
Out of an abundance of caution authorities shutdown both east and westbound traffic on Amherst Street during the investigation.
Operations at Winchester Medical Center were totally unaffected by the road closure.
After deploying a drone for a better view of the package it was deemed harmless.
Authorities moved in to find it to be a satchel of tools and a non threat.
All lanes of traffic were reopened in under an hour.
Winchester Police Lt. Frank Myrtle confirmed that this incident was isolated and has no connection to the three suspicious packages that were found last week in Winchester.
That incident is still under investigation by Virginia State Police.
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