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UPDATE: Scene cleared at Mercer Co. bomb check

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BLUEWELL (WVVA) -- Authorities have cleared the bomb check at Family Dollar.

Traffic is able to move through the intersection of Route 52 and Route 71, after being delayed Saturday evening.

Police used a remote opening tool to check the pipe and found nothing that would indicate it was a bomb.

The initial call came in after a customer noticed a suspicious looking PVC pipe and notified police.  

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BLUEWELL (WVVA) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to a bomb check at Family Dollar late Saturday afternoon.

A customer noticed a suspicious looking PVC pipe in the parking lot, and authorities were notified.

As of 6:30 p.m., crews from the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Bluewell Fire Department and West Virginia State Police are on scene, and traffic is blocked around the intersection of Route 52 and Route 71.

Once the bomb check is clear, traffic will be able to pass.

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