Suspicious package discovered at WKYT, police give all clear

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Police have given an “all clear” after a suspicious package was found at WKYT.

Our newscasts continued without interruption as police secured our building. A bomb robot was at the scene to assist in handling the package.

The package had no postage and was addressed to “ABC News Director.” The package contained a t-shirt saying “unite to fight childhood cancer.”

“The call to Lexington police was made because a package found in the parking lot by live trucks 30 minutes after a man without an appointment at the station, demanded to speak to a reporter and was peeking into windows,” news director Robert Thomas said.

“We did not receive any information that there were any threats that were made toward any of the personnel here or threats made toward the media station, however, as a precaution, we do want to make sure that we were following up on the investigation,” said Lexington police Lt. Nate Muller.

We want to thank @lexkypolice and @LexKYFire for their prompt response to the situation outside our station. We are glad the suspicious package turned out to be harmless. pic.twitter.com/csx3lmpiv9

Suspicious package discovered at @WKYT turns out to be harmless. Call to @lexkypolice made because package found in parking lot by live trucks 30 minutes after man without appointment at station demanded to speak to reporter and was peeking into windows. pic.twitter.com/cq52WifvOy

Not something I thought I would ever see… The bomb squad robot going though the @WKYT parking lot. Suspicious package was left just behind the station. pic.twitter.com/0nhUvri1Kb

As @lexkypolice investigate suspicious package found in @WKYT parking lot, newscasts and on-air broadcasts continue uninterrupted. pic.twitter.com/3onBmgEkem

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) – UpdatePolice have given the all clear at our sister station WKYT after a suspicious package was discovered there Thursday evening.

Original StoryPolice quickly arrived at our sister station WKYTs building in Lexington Thursday evening after a suspicious package was found.

WKYTs newscasts continued uninterrupted as police investigated. A bomb robot is reportedly on scene.

Our sister station will continue to update everyone as they learn more about the package and its contents.


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