Chicago bomb squad finds package at Lakeview post office is not dangerous

A suspicious package reported Wednesday morning at the Lakeview post office brought out emergency crews and blocked nearby streets for several hours.

Authorities were called to the post office, 1343 W. Irving Park Road, near Southport Avenue and Clark Street, about 9:30 a.m., a police spokeswoman said. A female walked into the office and placed a flat envelope with the words “Notify the FBI” on it on the counter, the police spokeswoman said.

The police bomb and arson unit was sent to the scene, and a hazmat team responded to assess if the situation was dangerous.

The post office was cleared of people for the investigation, said U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Julie Kenney.

The letter was cleared and found not to be “of a serious nature,” said Officer Steve Rusanov, a Chicago police spokesman. Police did not have an exact time the situation was resolved.

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