Global Security Incident News 11/30/18

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In the past two weeks we have seen many instances of mail threats around the world.  We’ve selected a few key reports here to remind you that these instances are continuing to happen even if they aren’t highlighted nationally and internationally.

 

In Chicago, Secret Service intercepted suspicious letters that were addressed to the Obama Foundation.

In Northern Ireland, a package containing white powder caused a mail sorting facility to shut down for a period of time.

In Arizona, a man received a letter that contained white powder and brought it to the police station sealed in a plastic bag.

Also in Arizona, a Bank of America location had to be evacuated due to an envelope they received that was leaking black powder.

 

Each of these incidents is a stark reminder of the major problems that flat mail and normal packages can cause for organizations or individuals.  Powder is easy to send through the mail and can cause major disruptions – whether or not it’s intended to be harmful.  See the stories below for more information.

 

Secret Service Intercepts Suspicious Letters

11/21/18 – The Secret Service has intercepted suspicious letters addressed to the Obama Foundation at its office at 5235 South Harper Court, a spokesperson confirmed…

Read More – Chicago Maroon 

Arizona Man Receives Letter Containing White Powder

11/27/18 – The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating after someone received a letter with a suspicious powder inside.  A police spokesperson said a man came into the police station…

Read More – ABC 15 Arizona 

Suspicious package containing white powder found at Ireland postal office
Northern Ireland Post Office Finds White Powder

11/28/18 – Royal Mail can confirm that white powder was found in an item at the National Returns Centre at Northern Ireland Mail Centre in Mallusk this morning…

Read More – The Irish News 

Package prompts Bank of America Office Evacuation

11/23/18 – Phoenix Fire Department Hazardous Materials Teams are on scene of a Bank of America for reports of a suspicious package that prompted the building’s evacuation…

Read More – Fox 10 Phoenix