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Month: March 2018

Building evacuated: Bomb squad called to Mississauga building for suspicious powder

Ontario 03232018 ‘Building evacuated’ Bomb squad called to Mississauga building for suspicious powder

Peel Regional Police’s bomb squad was called to Canada Post’s Gateway facility in Mississauga after a suspicious package raised the concerns of employees. The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. on Thursday (March 22) and forced the entire building at the corner of Dixie Road and Eglinton Avenue to be evacuated. Peel police received a …

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Dead Austin, TX bombing suspect identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23

Texas - 03/21/2018 Dead Austin bombing suspect identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23

The man who police believe was behind a series of package bombings in Austin, Texas, has died after detonating an explosive device inside his car, officials said Wednesday morning. The man has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, according to Austin Police. “This is the culmination of three very long weeks for our community,” Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley …

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Sixth Texas parcel bomb leaves U.S. investigators baffled

A device that exploded early Tuesday at a Texas FedEx facility detonated before reaching its intended target — and is likely linked to the string of bombings that have rocked the state’s capital this month, officials said. The package detonated while it was on an automated conveyor belt at the facility in Schertz, located about …

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Chatham, IL police investigating hoax device found on trail

Illinois 03192018 Chatham police investigating hoax device found on trail

CHATHAM, Ill. (WRSP) — The Chatham Police Department is investigating a hoax device found Sunday evening on the Interurban Trail. Officials got a tip from an anonymous caller who said there was a suspicious device on the pedestrian overpass. Erring on the side of caution, the bomb squad along with other local agencies were called in. …

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Substance sent to Washington D.C. jail that put 7 in hospital is synthetic cannabis not fentanyl

Virginia 0316208 Substance sent to DC jail that put 7 in hospital is synthetic cannabis not fentanyl

WASHINGTON — Seven people who work at the D.C. Department of Corrections were sent to the hospital after they were exposed to a suspicious substance initially thought to be fentanyl. But D.C. Fire and EMS say that further lab tests now identify the substance as synthetic cannabis. Sixteen employees fell ill when the letter was opened in the …

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370 suspicious package calls in Austin, TX

Texas - 03142018 370 suspicious package calls in Austin TX

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say they have responded to at least 370 calls reporting suspicious packages but found nothing dangerous in the wake of three package bombs that killed two people and wounded two others. Investigators continue to search for possible connections between the three bombings. The Austin Police Department said in a tweet that, as of …

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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Sherman received a suspicious letter

Texas - 03152018 The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Sherman received a suspicious letter

  SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) With three package explosions killing two people and injuring two more in Austin the past two months, several people are on edge. So when The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Sherman received a suspicious letter Thursday, spokesperson Marissa Gonzales, says they were quick to call in for help. “It …

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UK – Royal Mail Suspicious Package contained Bleach Agent

UK - 03152018 Royal Mail Suspicious Package contained Bleach Agent

What we know about the ‘suspicious package’ discovered at the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Hanwell The “suspicious package” discovered at the Royal Mail sorting office in Hanwell was not harmful, police have confirmed. Royal Mail said it was in fact a leaking powder which police later confirmed as a bleaching agent. Metropolitan Police specialist officers who examined the contents …

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Police urging extreme caution with suspicious packages, envelopes

03132018 - Police urging extreme caution with suspicious packages, envelopes

The advisory comes in the wake of three recent explosions in Austin that have killed two people Arlington police issued an advisory to the public Wednesday, cautioning residents to refrain from handling suspicious packages that may be left on the front porches of houses. The suggestion comes in the wake of three incidents of packages exploding …

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