Emergency crews respond after construction crew finds unexploded device in Suffolk

Posted at 12:26 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 15:38:22-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded after an unexploded military ordnance was found by a construction crew Thursday morning.

According to the department, the call came in at 10:34 a.m. for a hazardous materials incident. The construction crew located an unexploded device in the area of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, located in the 6700 block of College Drive.

State Police, Army Corps of Engineers and Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal crews also responded. The scene was cleared by 3:30 p.m., and the Army Corps of Engineers will handle any further clean up at the site.

Roadways in the area of the Sunfall at The Riverfront neighborhood, including River Park Drive and Beacon Run as well as Beech Run and Quarter Stone Walk, have reopened.

No evacuations were ordered, but residents in the neighborhood were instructed to shelter in place.