Frederick Co., Va. Civil War re-enactment site evacuated

WASHINGTON — Frederick County, Virginia, police evacuated a Civil War re-enactment event that had received a written threat just days earlier.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious package around 4:30 p.m. Various law enforcement agencies responded and “rendered the device safe” by Virginia State Police, the FBI said in a statement.

Sunday events have been canceled, The Winchester Star reported.

Organizers of the historic re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek received a threat four days ago and increased security in response.

Police shut down Route 11 at the Frederick County line and issued a warning to avoid the area.

The FBI asks that anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity, or may have information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact them at 804-261-1044.

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