Richmond homes, businesses evacuated after bomb threat sent to police

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UPDATE: All-clear given. Residents have returned to their homes

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RICHMOND (KRON) — A bomb threat sent to Richmond police has evacuated homes and businesses on Friday night, police said.

The Richmond Police Department Communications Center and headquarters have been evacuated.

Officers are evacuating homes and businesses on 27th Street, the 2700 block of Nevin Avenue, the 2700 block of Macdonald Avenue, and Jetty Drive.

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