‘Suspicious package’ creates scare at Rock Hill post office

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comAugust 28, 2013 

A ‘suspicious package’ at the Rock Hill post office triggered an emergency response from Rock Hill agencies on Wednesday morning.

A “suspicious package” at the Rock Hill post office triggered an emergency response from Rock Hill agencies on Wednesday morning.

Before the post office at the corner of West Black Street and Wilson Street opened, employees noticed a package sitting on a table in the office’s main lobby, according to Rock Hill police spokesman Mark Bollinger. Because packages are never allowed to be just “left” out, authorities treated it as suspicious, he said.

Rock Hill police and fire units were called out around 6:45 a.m., Bollinger said. An X-ray was used to examine the package and then a robot opened it. The package contained a large book and was turned over to postal inspectors before the post office opened a few minutes after its scheduled time of 8:30 a.m.

Emergency crews had cleared out by 8:45 a.m.

Rusty Myers, a battalion chief with the Rock Hill Fire Department, said his department and the police have standard procedures they follow in these events.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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