Investigation in Glen Miller Park

January 14, 2020

On January 14, 2020 the Richmond Police Department responded to Glen Miller Park on a report of mischief. Once there, it was determined an explosive device had been detonated under or near a trash receptacle. The scene was barricaded for processing and the ATF was called to assist with the investigation.

Glen Miller Park has been temporarily closed to allow officers to continue their investigation with the assistance of other agencies. At this time, there is no indication of any other device. The park closure is being done only as a routine and precautionary measure for the safety of the community and to insure this was an isolated incident. The police department is asking that all citizens refrain from entering the park while they complete their investigation. The City will advise when the park is open.

Mayor Snow said, “I want to thank Chief Branum and our Richmond Police Department as well as other agencies who have assisted in this incident. We take the safety of our citizens and our parks very seriously. I also want to thank our Parks Team for quickly identifying and reporting this matter.”

UPDATE: As of 2:53pm on January 14, 2020, Richmond Parks and Recreation Department confirmed via social media post that, "Glen Miller Park is no longer closed. However the Park Office will be closed for the rest of the day. We’d like to thank the public for your patience, and all local law enforcement for their efforts to ensure our safety."

For More Information Contact:
Chief Jim Branum
Richmond Police Department

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