Hawaii Postal inspector hospitalized after opening suspicious package

April 19, 2017

HONOLULU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) – A postal inspector was hospitalized Tuesday after opening a suspicious package at the Postal Inspection Agency office near the Honolulu International Airport.

HFD officials say the substance in the package is unknown, but the 36-year-old man man felt ill after opening it.

“The inspector opened the package and felt sick. He had heart palpitations and lightheadedness,” HFD Battalion Chief Paul Fukuda said. “The package is unidentified because once it’s sealed we don’t want to open up the package again to risk further exposure.”

The area has been cleared by HFD. The package will remain at the postal inspection agency and is under the jurisdiction of the Postal Inspection Agency. It will be sent out to other federal agencies for testing.

The man hospitalized is in stable condition.

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5 Comments on "Hawaii Postal inspector hospitalized after opening suspicious package"

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Bill Freeman

Jesus we are told never to open anything , period .

Megan Azukas

I was just thinking that!

Angela King

He is an inspector…his job is to open it.. sending him up prayers ..

Bill Freeman

Like in the service, first you put in secure container and then another secured room and then change into a chemical suit and after a shower room and all of these rooms are separated from one another, you just never know , it could of been an airborne.

Bill Freeman

Yes wish him speedy recovery.

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