Virginia Walmart evacuated after suspicious package delivered to nearby bank

ALTAVISTA, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in Campbell County are investigating a suspicious package that was delivered to a local bank Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:15 p.m., the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the Woodforest National Bank — located in the parking lot of the Altavista Walmart — had received a suspicious package from a mail delivery service containing a white, powdery substance.

As a precautionary measure, the Walmart and bank have been evacuated while authorities conduct their investigation. The public is advised to stay away from the area.

Altavista Police, local fire departments and a Virginia State Polize HAZMAT team are on scene.

The Virginia State Police haz-mat units have investigated the building and will send the powder to Richmond to be identified.

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