Maj. Sherri Tombarge
Assistant Director
News and Editorial Services
P: (540) 464-7207
F: (540) 464-7443

111 Smith Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

VMI Campus Alerted to Suspicious Item

UPDATE  LEXINGTON, VA., April 24, 2013, 11:13 a.m. -- A detonation occurred and all clear has been sounded.


UPDATE – LEXINGTON, Va., April 24, 2013, 9:47 a.m. – No change.


UPDATE – LEXINGTON, Va., April 24, 2013, 8:58 a.m. – Preston Library, Nichols Engineering Building, and portions of Mallory Hall are being evacuated.  Personnel are asked to not enter the area between the Admissions Office and Jackson Memorial Hall and to avoid the Parade Ground.


LEXINGTON, Va., April 24, 2013 – The following message was sent to the VMI community at 8:18 a.m. today:

A suspicious item has been located near the entrance to Preston Library.  Preston Library is closed.

Effective immediately Letcher Avenue between Maury-Brooke and JM Hall is closed.  Please avoid the area.

Entrance to buildings is permitted from the rear.

Police are on the scene.

Media calls should be directed to (540) 464-7170.

-VMI-