Police shut down Nicholasville Rd. to investigate suspicious backpack

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The investigation is centered around an office building on Nicholasville Road.(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A police investigation caused a significant traffic impact in Lexington Wednesday morning.

The investigation centered around an office building on Nicholasville Road.

According to police, someone dropped off a backpack around 8 a.m. and then left on a moped.

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The police bomb unit was called in to investigate. During the investigation, police had inbound Nicholasville Road shut down between Zandale Drive and Jesselin Drive.

The road has since reopened.

Our reporter at the scene saw a robot and officers with body armor working in and around the parking lot of the building.

Police say they looked inside the bag and found only personal items.

We’re told officers did find a man matching the description of the person who left the backpack. Police say no charges have been filed, but they are still investigating.


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A police investigation is causing a significant traffic impact in Lexington.

Police have inbound Nicholasville Road shut down between Zandale Drive and Jesselin Drive.

The investigation is centered around an office building on Nicholasville Road.

Our reporter at the scene says a robot and officers with body armor are working in the parking lot.

This story is developing.

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