Christmas Post Office branch evacuated over suspicious envelope - FOX 35 News Orlando

Christmas Post Office branch evacuated over suspicious envelope

Posted: Updated:

By late Tuesday afternoon customers were again able to drop off mail and get the coveted "Christmas, Florida" post mark from the U.S. Post Office branch that gets very busy during the holiday season.

Postal workers in Christmas called Orange County authorities around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday after discovering a suspicious envelope.  Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel said the envelope had spiritual writing and a return address on the outside, but it was not addressed to anyone.

Crews donned hazardous material suits to open the envelope, but they found only paperwork inside.  Watrel said authorities believe they know who sent the envelope, and the case will be handled by the U.S. Postal Inspector.  No criminal charges are expected.

Follow us on Pinterest


FOX 35 Weather Authority

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices