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Bomb Threat Closes Regional Library

CIty of Fredericksburg police officers were able to reopen the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in just more than an hour Friday.

An unspecified threat Friday to the Central Rappahannock Regional Library forced City of Fredericksburg police to shut down the building for more than an hour as they called in the Spotsylvania Sheriff's office bomb sniffing dog, among other emergency protocols.

City of Fredericksburg police received a phone call at 3:30 p.m. Friday alleging an unspecified threat to Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Natatia Bledsoe, police department public information officer, said.

Police contacted library management and they evacuated the building, Bledsoe said. Police and fire units responded to the scene, per protocol.  Caroline St. was closed in front of the library, and law enforcement, including the Spotsylvania Sheriff's office bomb sniffing dog, searched the building.

"Nothing was found, everything was clear and the library reopened by 4:45 p.m." Bledsoe said.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the City of Fredericksburg Police non-emergency number (540-373-3122) at any time.

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Anne January 07, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Why in the name of God would someone do something like this? Call in a bomb threat to police and say thats its at the Library? The library gives us books, computers, a place to sit and hang our heads and all of this for free. They have the nicest folks on the planet working there who give us free information when we can't figure out how to get it from the internet. Time to find this clown and arrest them and lock them up for a very long time. Sicko

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