Evacuees say they left the building at 6:45 after a caller reported a threat and they are still waiting to go back into police station. pic.twitter.com/FKhzo7KIGL— Tiffany Wilson (@TWilsonTV) July 8, 2017
Police said the threat was called, police said on social media at about 7:50 p.m.
The affected areas includeD 27th Street, the 2700 block of Nevin Avenue, and the 2700 block of Macdonald Ave, which are located near the
city's civic center. Residents on Jetty Drive, located adjacent to the Police Department's Headquarters, had also been evacuated, according to police.
Police cleared the communication center shortly after 9 p.m. While it was being searched, the mobile command unit fielded 911 calls. There was no delay of service during the threat.
Regatta blocked off at Melville for bomb threat. Someone called into Richmond PD dispatch saying "there's a bomb in the building". pic.twitter.com/AIyXk3WtQo— Tiffany Wilson (@TWilsonTV) July 8, 2017
City of Richmond Communication Center also evacuated, the scene looks like it's cleared pic.twitter.com/25TtFoKbV3— Tiffany Wilson (@TWilsonTV) July 8, 2017
ABC7 News' Tiffany Wilson will have the latest breaking details at 11.