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HAZMAT situation in Newport News determined to be false alarm

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 12:04:58-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Authorities in Newport News responded to a reported HAZMAT situation in the 1100 block of Old Denbigh Boulevard on Friday before determining the situation to be a false alarm.

Newport News Police say officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Old Denbigh Boulevard for a suspicious package that appeared to be a hazardous material.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a bucket with tubes coming out of it and liquid or powder inside, according to police spokesperson MPO Brandon Maynard.

The situation was being investigated as a possible meth lab, but investigators with the Newport News Fire Department quickly tested the item and found it to not be hazardous.