Fayette County

All clear given after suspicious package found at WKYT building

Police and fire officials were called to the headquarters of WKYT Thursday after a suspicious package was found in a parking lot. An all clear was given just before 8 p.m. when the package was found to be nothing hazardous.
Police and fire officials were called to the headquarters of WKYT Thursday after a suspicious package was found in a parking lot. An all clear was given just before 8 p.m. when the package was found to be nothing hazardous. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Police and fire officials were called Thursday to the headquarters of Lexington TV news station WKYT after a suspicious package was reported in a parking lot.

After an investigation, it was found that the package contained a T-shirt that said “unite to fight childhood cancer,” according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner. While the package was nothing hazardous, officers expected to follow up with an investigation as a precaution, police said.

Since there was no return address, it was unclear whee the package came from, police Lt. Nate Muller said.

“We just decided to handle it as cautiously as possible,” Muller said.

WKYT broadcasts continued uninterrupted as police investigated the package, news director Robert Thomas said on Twitter. The WKYT building is off Winchester Road.

The package was addressed to the “ABC News Director,” Thomas said on Twitter. Police were called because the package was found shortly after a man without an appointment came to the station, demanded to talk to a reporter and then started looking in windows, Thomas said.

Police used a robot to investigate the package, according to WKYT.



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