Suspicious Person/Incident Investigation

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Blacksburg Police Department has cleared the scene on North Main Street and the road is now open. The subject is in custody and this remains an open investigation.

On Sunday, January 3, 2021 at approximately 11:17 hours, Blacksburg Police responded to the 2100 block of North Main Street for a Suspicious Person/Incident, where the subject had made delusional statements referencing explosive devices.

As officers arrived in the area the subject fled on foot. A perimeter was established with assistance from officers from the Virginia Tech Police Department, Christiansburg Police Department, Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police. The subject was taken into custody approximately 2 hours later. Investigators with the Virginia State Police Explosives Unit responded to the scene to check the subject’s vehicle and the surrounding area.

Investigation is still active at this time.