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Lexington police clear scene after evacuating part of downtown

Police said they are "working an incident" near Short and Market Streets and evacuating part of the area.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington police have cleared the scene after shutting down traffic and evacuating a portion of downtown on New Year's Eve.

According to the Lexington Police Department, an officer noticed an RV in a parking lot Thursday evening and "given the circumstances, an explosives detection canine was brought in." Police said the canine alerted to the RV and the Hazardous Devices Unit responded to the scene.

Police said officers made contact with the RV's driver and no explosive devices were located.

Around 10:15 p.m., officers cleared the scene.

This comes days after a bomb was detonated inside an RV in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day. Several people were injured and dozens of buildings in the area were damaged.

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