Bomb squad response in south Abilene serves as reminder to call in suspicious packages

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The bomb squad unit of the Abilene Police Department responded to a suspicious package call in south Abilene Tuesday afternoon, discovering it to be a package accidentally sent twice from a shipping company.

Bomb squad officers arrived to the scene in the 4300 block of Southwest drive Tuesday afternoon, where a man who had received a suspicious package had dropped it off in a dirt lot and called police. 

Examination of the package had revealed it to be a supplements package that had been accidentally shipped twice to the man who had ordered them. The man was suspicious of the package because he had not been expecting it, and there was no visible return address. 

While ending without incident, the response serves as a reminder to be wary of unexpected packages being received, especially if there is no return address. 

During the month of March, two people were killed and four more injured after multiple package bombs were detonated in Austin, Texas. The explosions were cause for extreme caution when dealing with received packages in not only Austin, but the entire nation. 

If a resident believes they are dealing with a suspicious package, Abilene police ask them to leave it where it is and call police immediately.

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