Suspicious Package On McCallie Avenue Turns Out To Be Donation Of Books

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chattanooga Police received a call of a suspicious package at 923 McCallie Ave. at the Mizpah Congregation at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The Chattanooga Police Department Bomb Squad was notified and responded.  The Chattanooga Fire Department and Hamilton County EMS also responded. 

The package was rendered safe by bomb squad officers and it was discovered that the package was actually a donation of books. The package was delivered by the USPS from an individual who wanted to donate the books to the Mizpah Congregation library.

No one was injured during the call.

Donna White-Dropkin said, "The Chattanooga police and fire departments responded this morning to a suspicious package that was found at our building entrance. Upon an investigation by the Chattanooga bomb squad, it was found to be a package of books that an individual had mailed through the USPS to be donated to our library. The box was left in a position from which labeling and postal markings were not visible. 

"We appreciate the response of the Chattanooga Police Department, Fire Department and bomb squads."

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