March 13, 2014: Suspicious Package on Court Street

On March 13, 2014 at approximately 11:52 a.m. Metro 911 received a call reporting suspicious activity.  The caller witnessed a male hide a backpack in some bushes along Court Street across from Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston.  The Charleston Police Department responded.  Their officers confirmed the suspicious package location and requested the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad respond to assist.


Upon their arrival the area was closed to traffic while the package was examined.  It was determined the package contained no hazardous items and the area was reopened.  Inside the bag were personal items and trash.


Street closures, though inconvenient, are often necessary when examining suspicious items.  The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has operated its Bomb Squad for fifteen years.  It is used as a regional response team by law enforcement agencies in and around Kanawha County.



Corporal B. D. Humphreys

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office


301 Virginia Street East,

Charleston WV 25301

desk:  304-357-0732 / cell:  304-951-7328


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