For Immediate Release: April 4, 2023
Bomb Threat at Lynchburg City Hall
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a bomb threat made toward Lynchburg’s City Hall.
On April 4, 2023, at approximately 4 p.m., the LPD Criminal Investigations Division (CID) received information that a bomb threat had been made via an online account. CID detectives, along with state and federal partners, followed up on the information received and notified city staff of the incident. All City Hall employees were evacuated at the request of the City Manager’s Office. LPD assisted with the evacuation and provided scene security. With the assistance of K-9 Units from the Virginia State Police and Liberty University Police Department, the building was searched and no threat was found.
LPD takes all threats seriously and will thoroughly investigate these types of incidents to ensure the safety of Lynchburg residents and employees.
LPD would like to thank our local, state, and federal partners for their assistance this afternoon.
Portions of 9th Street, 10th Street, and the 900-block of Church Street were closed for several hours during the incident but these streets are now open to traffic.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Any additional information regarding this incident will be sent as an update to this press release.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. C.T. Davis at (434) 455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.