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All clear at Ventress Post Office after suspicious package scare

6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, March 23 2018 Mar 23, 2018 March 23, 2018 3:55 PM March 23, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Authorities have cleared the scene and the roadway is back open.

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VENTRESS – The road around the post office here is closed while deputies work a suspicious package situation, authorities posted on social media Friday.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is “working a suspicious package at the Ventress Post Office,” the department posted around 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Deputies asked people to avoid Legion Road for the rest of the day.

Authorities said FedEx delivered packages in a bag, and an employee heard a noise.  Employees threw the bag into the parking lot and called for help.  

The State Police bomb squad will investigate.  

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