Update 5 p.m.:
Bedford Co., VA - Police officials rendered the item safe after hours investigating the suspicious item.
Bedford Co., VA - State police are investigating what they say is a suspicious item at a home in Forest Wednesday.
Bedford County officials received a call from the resident of the home on Perrowville Road at around 11:30 a.m. The caller said he had found a suspicious item in his mailbox.
Bedford County deputies responded to the home but could not identify the item, so Virginia State Police explosive investigators were called to the scene.
We will bring you updates as they become available.