Police check suspicious package at post office
by Staff Writer
Huntersville Deputy Chief Michael Kee said the building and parking lot were evacuated around 12:30 p.m. after a package was found just outside the front door to the office.
“Anytime there’s a box left outside a door, it’s suspicious,” Kee said. “This one was wrapped in a suspicious manner. It’s unusual. It wasn’t marked normally like someone that would be mailing a package would have left outside the post office.”
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department bomb squad found no explosives. Only a few notebooks were found inside, Kee said.
No other businesses were evacuated, Kee said, and there were no injuries.
“It just looks like somebody just placed a package on the outside and didn’t want to go inside,” U.S. Postal Inspector Justin Rooks said. “Most of the time, it’s just a package that was left on top of a box, because it wouldn’t fit in there. Somebody deemed it to be suspicious for whatever reason.”
Authorities were on the scene for more than an hour and the post office reopened around 1:45 p.m.