Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation Of Sheriff’s Office
January 4, 2012
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was evacuated this morning because of a suspicious package.
A man reportedly received the package mailed to his address but not his name and took it to the Sheriff’s Office on Leonard Street. It also included a mailing label asking him to mail it to the Ukraine.
A bomb sniffing dog alerted to potential of possible explosive material in the package, prompting the evacuation of about 150 people. A robot from the State Fire Marshal’s Office was used to removed the package from the building. There was no immediate word as to what was in the package. There was no explosion.
Further details have not been released.