Suspicious Article Found at North Lincoln UPS Store

LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 6)–After about three hours of investigation at the scene, things have returned to normal at a north Lincoln strip mall where there was a heavy law enforcement and firefighter presence late Tuesday afternoon, after a report of a suspicious package.

According to Lincoln Fire and Rescue, first responders were called around 4pm to the UPS Store at 5100 North 27th Street about the unknown item, which was believed to be “a hazardous device unit.”  The bomb squad arrived at the scene around 5:15pm to further investigate.

LFR officials said the package was declared non-hazardous and rescue units later left the scene.  The Lincoln Police Department is now handling the investigation.

One report from a Twitter post that came from Lincoln Scanner indicated the package was addressed to the White House and had religious markings on it.  UPS employees self-evacuated and the patrons and employees of Crunch Fitness next door were asked to evacuate as a precaution.

No other details in the investigation have been released by Lincoln Police, as of 11pm Tuesday.

 

6:47pm Tuesday

LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 6)–As of 5:30pm Tuesday, the area of a strip mall in north Lincoln remained blocked off to everyone, after a suspicious package was found.

According to Lincoln Scanner, initial calls indicated that a customer dropped off a package that was addressed to the White House and had religious markings on it.  The bomb squad was inspecting the package and units were still at the scene.  KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 News, also reported that the patrons and employees of the Crunch Fitness next door were asked to evacuate as a precaution.

KFOR News has reached out to Lincoln Fire and Rescue for additional details but no one has returned our messages.

This is a developing story.  Stay with KFOR FM101.5/1240AM for the latest information.