No threat found from suspicious package in Batavia
Post office evacuated, but authorities found only weights in package
BATAVIA – The Batavia Post Office was evacuated early Thursday morning after a scare from a suspicious package, which resulted in bomb squads being called to the scene.
Beverly Howard, customer relations coordinator for the post office’s central Illinois district, said postal workers grew suspicious when they heard a ticking sound coming from a package that had been dropped off in an automated parcel unit in the post office’s lobby.
She said the Postal Inspection Service was called to the scene, and local authorities, including bomb squads, were called a short time after. The incident turned out to be a false alarm, and no one was injured. Howard said authorities opened one of the packages, which contained weights.
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