Police Seize, Detonate Suspicious Package In Rowan County

There were some scary moments for some folks in Rowan County Saturday night after a suspicious looking box is found at a post office.

Someone mailing a letter Saturday night at the Morehead Post Office noticed something unusual around a mailbox.

That worried her, so she decided to call police.

“An officer responded and upon arriving, he found two packages of a suspicious nature, and he immediately contacted the U.S. Postal Inspector in Lexington,” says Lt. David Sexton, Morehead Police.

Police also called in Haz-Mat crews and the Kentucky State Police Bomb Squad.

Streets around the post office were blocked off for four hours as a precaution.

The packages were later detonated.

That's when police found out there was only tissue inside.

No word on where the packages came from.

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