'Downtown Lexington is being evacuated': RV causes panic in Kentucky

Police in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday blocked off downtown on New Year's Eve, but eventually declared the coast clear.

"Lexington police are asking people to avoid the downtown area of Short and Market St.," WKYT-TV reported Thursday. "We've heard reports of bars downtown being evacuated."

The Lexington Police Department warned people to avoid downtown.

WBKO-TV reporter Kelly Dean reported downtown is being evacuated.

WKYT-TV reporter Robert Thomas posted images from the scene.

WKYT-TV also posted images from the scene.

Video from the scene showed a bomb squad dog alerting, by sitting. The officer handling the canine then quickly moves away from the RV.

Police then sent in bomb robots.

But Lexington Police said all was clear.