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Scene Cleared At Diocese Of Covington After Reports Of Suspicious Package

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 20:07:53-05

KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WLWT) – WLWT in Cincinnati is reporting that the scene has been cleared after reports of a suspicious package being sent to the Diocese of Covington.

This follows a viral video involving an indigenous man and a Covington Catholic Student. Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders tells WLWT that Covington Catholic, which is part of the diocese, has received hundreds of threats in the wake of the incident.

The Diocese was evacuated. Dispatchers had received a call of a suspicious and unexpected package received in the office of the Diocese. There was no note and no info on where the package came from, but WLWT reports it did come through a delivery service.

Covington Police told WLWT reporter Dan Griffin that the package was taken away. They say that nothing explosive was inside.

There are currently no plans for extra security, but police will continue to check the area and surrounding parking lots.