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Update: Suspicious Device in Factory Not a Threat


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: Jonathan Merryman

Update 2:30 p.m.:

Danville, VA - Officials say the suspicious device found in a tractor trailer at the Goodyear Factory in Danville is not an explosive.

The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad from Salem was called to investigate the device and found that it was a training device used to train people about what to do when there is a bomb.

Officials say North Carolina port authorities placed the device in the truck. It looks like a bomb, but it's not an explosive. 


Update 1:50 p.m.:

Danville, VA - The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad is at the Goodyear Factory on Goodyear Boulevard in Danville investigating a suspicious device.

Goodyear Communications Manager Laura Singleton says a suspicious object came in an incoming truck Friday. 

The bomb squad is working with local law enforcement to investigate the source of the object.

Officials evacuated everyone in the receiving area, but there is normal activity at the rest of the plant. 


Danville, VA – Danville police and fire crews are on the scene of a Goodyear property where there is a report of a suspicious device.

Police say Goodyear security called dispatch at 10:12 a.m. and reported a suspicious device had been found in a truck. The device is being treated as a potential explosive.

We have a reporter on the scene, and we'll bring you more information as we get it. 

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