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Post office shut down after powdery substance found in letter

8 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Friday, January 29 2016 Jan 29, 2016 January 29, 2016 10:25 AM January 29, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: KATC

NEW IBERIA - Authorities shut down the New Iberia Post Office after sheriff's investigators said they found a threatening letter with an unknown substance inside.

Capt. Richard Fleming with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said the threatening letter contained a powdery substance, which led postal officials to evacuate the office.

Fleming said their investigators and the New Iberia Fire Department are assessing the scene at this time. They expect the post office to stay closed for several hours while they clear the scene.

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