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Suspicious package draws extra attention

Monday, May 2, 2011 9:16 PM
Last updated 9:19 PM
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The Secret Service is investigating a package addressed to the president that was discovered in a Greene Street UPS dropbox.

A UPS employee discovered the package around 7 p.m. Monday in a dropbox in the 1000 block of Greene Street, according to Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay. The Secret Service, Sheriff Ronnie Strength, Richmond County deputies and firefighters responded to the scene, where they stayed until around 9 p.m.

"In light of everything that has happened with Osama bin Laden, we had to take every precaution," Gay said.

The package was rendered safe, Gay said. However, the Secret Service will continue to investigate.

The contents of the package were not released Monday evening. Authorities said the return address was visible, but they also did not release it.

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Chillen 05/03/11 - 09:03 am
Maybe its just a 12-step

Maybe its just a 12-step program to quit smoking. Or a course in how to end narcissist tendencies in 5 simples steps. Or it could be an online Capitalism 101 course. Or it could be a course in teaching personal responsibility and individual accountability to American Citizens. Or it could be a course in American Patriotism. Lastly, perhaps is a History course - covering the Constitution, the destructiveness of public sector unions and the American Way of Life.

Lord knows he could use every one of them.

pommom38 05/03/11 - 10:02 am
Oh great! Now more tax payers

Oh great! Now more tax payers dollars wasted on *suspicious* packages. This is where we're headed now. God forbid, no one send anything to the White House, Pentagon, any Embassy, list goes on..
What a joke this was....

CoastalDawg 05/03/11 - 10:25 am
Question: What made the

Question: What made the package "suspicious" to the person who "discovered" it, apparently a UPS driver? Aren't those drop boxes designed for exactly that, to send things by UPS to other destinations? And if it was deemed safe, why waste time and man hours continuing to "investigate"? Would an individual who intended harm put a return address on the package? Way more questions than answers. So was the package rewrapped and sent on to its destination?

Ushouldnthave 05/03/11 - 11:04 am
Pommom, I pay my fair share

Pommom, I pay my fair share of taxes to ensure that we have police protection from people who wish to do others harm. You can ask for a refund of your share of the costs of this incident (which will be in the pennies), but I personally appreciate the efforts of RCSO and other law enforcement in the area doing what I pay them to do.

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