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A can of glue leads to fear, commotion at Rock Hill post office

Cans left near Rock Hill post office leads to police, bomb squad response

Police responded to the rear of the U.S. Post Office on Black Street near downtown Rock Hill Tuesday morning after a postal employee saw a "suspicious package" on the sidewalk near the rear of the building. Rock Hill bomb squad responded and found
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Police responded to the rear of the U.S. Post Office on Black Street near downtown Rock Hill Tuesday morning after a postal employee saw a "suspicious package" on the sidewalk near the rear of the building. Rock Hill bomb squad responded and found

Rock Hill police officers responded to a report of a suspicious package at the Rock Hill Post Office Tuesday morning.

The item was on the sidewalk between Wilson Street and Hagins Street on Black Street.

Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, post office employees called 911 reporting two paint cans taped together, said Mark Bollinger, spokesperson with Rock Hill Police. Bollinger said an employee is a military veteran and said the cans did not look right.

Bomb squad patrol and detectives also reported to the scene. Police told residents in nearby houses and businesses to shelter in place.

The cans held glue and primer, said Lt. Larry Vaughan with Rock Hill police. Black Street has been opened to traffic.

The recent bombings in Texas involving packages did not affect the local response, police said. Rock Hill police followed their standard suspicious package protocol, Bollinger said.

Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082

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