Suspicious package at eastside post office cleared by authorities

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012  comments  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH - No explosive device or hazardous materials were found in a suspicious package that was left at an eastside post office Tuesday morning, a fire official said.

A bomb squad determined the package was safe just before 2 p.m. Tuesday at the 4650 E. Rosedale St. post office.

Authorities evacuated the building for about four hours as the squad examined the package with a robot.

The suspicious package was reported shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Police and firefighters quickly responded to the scene.

Agents with the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. postal inspectors also assisted in the investigation.

Fire Capt. Tom Crow said that it was the third time in recent months that his unit has responded to a suspicious package call at the post office.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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