Police at Westwood Village post office for ‘suspicious package’

9:25 PM: If you’re thinking of taking a piece of mail over to the Westwood Village U.S. Post Office sometime soon – don’t bother, you won’t get anywhere close. Police have it blocked off. They confirm they’re dealing with a “suspicious package,” though we don’t have details on why it raised suspicions. The rest of Westwood Village is open – as long as you enter from any other side, NOT Trenton, which is blocked too.

9:39 PM: According to scanner discussion, this will be handled by postal authorities, so at least some of the police will clear the scene. We’ll go over to check on access in a little while.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: The police did indeed clear shortly after that update. We talked to them this morning to seek information about what raised suspicions in the first place; SPD spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson says someone “flagged down” police in the center to tell them that a package had been left outside the lobby doors of the post office. It was sealed and had a local address on it; they tried to find out who it belonged to, no luck, so they took precautions until the postal inspector took over the situation (with access to an X-ray machine).

4 Replies to "Police at Westwood Village post office for 'suspicious package'"

  • cclarue July 21, 2011 (10:23 pm)

    uh oh I hope my package got out ok :)I was there much earlier today.

  • wsbliss July 22, 2011 (5:18 am)

    Any news on the nature of the package? Is the situation fully resolved?

    • WSB July 22, 2011 (7:47 am)

      WSBliss – we’ll be following it up this morning, but last night, that was the last available word – postal inspector(s) would take it from there, SPD was released from the case. – TR

  • Jim P July 22, 2011 (12:12 pm)

    Well, it seemed to be done with a minimum of fuss..I live right across the street and wasn’t even aware a problem was going on. :)

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