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 appeared to have a suspicious substance on it so rather than handling it too much, they decided to contact law enforcement,” she said.

But Sherman Police say the greasy substance wasn’t the only threat.

“The letter was menacing in the words used in it. It did lead them to believe this was possibly a harmful substance, got away from it and immediately contacted the police department,” said Sgt. Brett Mullen with the Sherman Police Department.

The investigation has since been taken over by the U.S. Postal Service.

Employees were sent home and law enforcement placed the letter outside the building while they investigated.

No one was hurt.

“We’re certainly grateful that everyone who was present is safe and is ok,” said Gonzales.

“If they’re able to determine the origin and who sent the letter then yes they could face charges,” Mullen said.

With the recent explosions in Austin, Mullen encourages people to call police when they come across something questionable.

“If there is something that looks not right about a package, call us. That’s what we’re here for, don’t take any chances on it,” Mullen said.

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