James City County Police have a man in custody they say for a “mental health evaluation” following a suspicious bag call Monday.
Although the bag contained “nothing criminal,” the FBI and a bomb squad from Newport News are on scene in the 200 block Old Cart Road waiting for a warrant to search the man’s home.
“As far as I know the contents of the bag were ammunition, military dog tags and some paperwork,” said James City County Police Deputy Chief Steve Rubino.
Police did not identify the man since he has not been charged with a crime as of Monday afternoon.
It all began with a call at 9:57 a.m. — a resident told police her neighbor left a “suspicious bag” in her driveway.
“The preliminary investigation indicated that the male had a military background and may be suffering from mental health issues,” police wrote in a news release.
Authorities said the man’s home will be searched “for items related to his military service, which may include destructive devices and/or components.”
Residents in the area were instructed to shelter in place. One resident requested assistance in evacuating, police said.
No other information was immediately released.
This story will be updated.