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Package at Greenville LEC contained items ordered by sheriff's office

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - A suspicious package found at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center Thursday -- which houses the sheriff's office and police department -- turned out to be delivery items.

Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said a package was delivered to the front lobby of the sheriff's office on Thursday around 1 p.m.

The package reportedly was addressed to the sheriff's office and was from Austin, Texas.

"That's it," Lewis said of the details on the package. "That's all we had. Nothing else on the package."

"Once we found out it was from Austin that obviously raised our level of concern because it was sent on Monday," he said.

Sheriff's office officials tracked the package and found it had come from Pflugerville, which is the home of the Austin bomber.

Lewis said as a precaution, they began to evacuate parts of the building, notified the detention center and called in police to help set up a perimeter.

The hazardous device unit also responded to the scene and rendered the package to be non-hazardous.

The sheriff's office opened the package and found it was delivery items.

"Strangely enough they weren't marked by the company that sent them," Lewis said. "No markings on the package, no indication that it had come from anything. This is not a knee jerk reaction from everything that's transpired over the last couple of days. This package would have been suspicious either way."

 


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