Suspicious package draws extra attention

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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