FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
October 15, 2017

Public's Assistance Requested After Incident Occurring at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, a device was located on the grounds of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown, Virginia. The device was located during an annual reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek. No persons were harmed, and the device was rendered safe by the Virginia State Police.

Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or may have information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact the FBI at (804) 261-1044.

The FBI, along with its partners—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Virginia State Police; the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office; and the Middletown Police Department—is investigating this matter. As this is a pending matter, no further information may be released at this time.