Suspicious package at Haralson PO turns out to be harmless

by Wes Mayer


Haralson resident Jamie Thompson took this photo of the Haralson Post Office surrounded by authorities responding to the suspicious package call on Thursday. 

A suspicious package found at the Haralson Post Office Thursday turned out to be harmless.

The package was discovered by an employee sitting outside the back door of the post office, located at 214 Highway 85, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The package turned out to be a wrapped-up container of laundry detergent.

The employee said she discovered the package when she arrived at the post office, and following what she was taught to do, isolated the package and contacted 911. Authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, including the hazardous materials truck, responded, secured the building and identified the package as harmless.

The employee said that even though it turned out to be nothing, the county authorities told her the event was still a good training exercise, and it was the right thing to contact 911.

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