A bomb squad was on the scene at the Bristol Tennessee Post Office on Monday morning to investigate a suspicious package found at the scene, according to a March 11 report by WCYB. A bomb robot was sent into the evacuated building, but no explosives were found. The package in question was around 6 inches in diameter.
Other suspicious packages were found around the region, according to WCYB, and the situation is still under investigation. In Johnson City, Omnisource, the post office on State of Franklin, the bus station in downtown Johnson City, and the Johnson City Public Library have had similar incidents this morning. The U.S. Forestry office and an outfitter business in Unicoi County were also threatened, according to WCYB.
The story is still developing, but the Johnson City Press reported that the Johnson City Police confirmed that there was no known threat associated with the packages.
“Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois declined to say what was found in the packages, but he did say the contents did not constitute a threat.”
The police still want anyone who finds such a package to notify the police. According to this article, the incidents around the region are “related.”
“The library incident was related to other incidents at several sites in the region, including Unicoi, Greeneville, Bristol and other locations in Johnson City.”