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Bomb techs called in at Roanoke County standoff site

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ROANOKE COUNTY, VA -

7:00 p.m.

by Scott Leamon

Police sources said more charges could be pending Bill Long Jr.

Long's next scheduled court appearance is August 23rd.

2:20 p.m.

by Scott Leamon

Roanoke County police say state police bomb techs have rendered two potential suspicious devices safe.

A few neighbors had to be evacuated but are back in their homes now.

Orlando Avenue had also been shut down but is now back open.

12:36 p.m.

From Scott Leamon, WSLS reporter in the field

A Virginia State Police bomb squad is currently investigating a suspicious package at Bill Long Jr.'s Roanoke County home.

It's in the 200 block of Orlando Avenue, in northeast Roanoke County.

Long is charged with kidnapping and a gun related crime, after a long standoff with police that started Monday afternoon and ended around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.

I'm working to gather additional facts about the investigation, and will bring you live updates starting on WSLS at 5 p.m.

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