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Investigation continues into package at Canon facility

An investigation is ongoing after the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious item that was left at the Canon/IRT toner recycling center at 6000 Industrial Drive, White Marsh, last Thursday morning.

It was reported around 8 a.m. that the suspicious item was unpackaged within the facility, and there was concern that it could be an explosive device, according to Major Ryan Cookson with the GCSO. However, it was later determined to be a hoax device.

He said this package arrived as part of a routine truck shipment that is received daily at the facility. Once GCSO personnel arrived, employees were removed from the building and a safe perimeter was established around the suspected item.

Cookson said the Virginia State Police Bomb Unit, in conjunction with Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, the FBI, ATF and Joint Terrorism Task Force responded to the scene and determined that is was a hoax device and was non-incendiary in nature. 

He said the interi...

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