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Oct 26

Arrest Made in Connection With Suspicious Mail Items Sent to High Profile Figures

USPS Update: Suspicious Items - Exercise Caution

As you may have heard, an arrest has been made in connection with the recent suspicious mail items sent to high profile figures. The FBI and the Justice Department both confirmed that a person is in custody, with more information forthcoming.

We want to thank you for your continued attention, and for following the protocols, which has assisted in discovering a number of these packages.

While the investigation is ongoing, we will continue to provide reminders on the established precautionary measures regarding suspicious mail and ask that you remain vigilant in following these protocols. In order to avoid inadvertently compromising the effectiveness of the investigative methods of the Inspection Service, please do not respond to any media inquiries regarding the investigation, nor post any information on social media concerning it. If approached and asked about specifics, say simply “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working closely with the FBI, who is the lead agency in this ongoing investigation.”

Suspicious Packages Safety Talk #3 (pdf)

Stand-up Talk #4 (pdf)

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