Unknown substance found at Beebe post office not hazardous

BEEBE — After conducting a preliminary investigation, police have confirmed that the substance discovered at the Beebe post office on Monday afternoon posed no danger to the public, however, at this time they still cannot say what exactly it was.

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The incident took place just before 1 p.m. when an employee at the post office, located at 68 Rue Principale, contacted police after discovering the unknown substance.

According to the police, the employee was very concerned and thought that it was dangerous.

The Sûreté du Québec mobilized local emergency services, including the Stanstead Fire Department, as well as bomb technicians, to close off the location and enter the facility in a safe manner to analyze and remove the substance.

Police say that the substance was not associated with any package, and was most likely something that was brought inside by someone.

By 5 p.m., emergency crews were given the all clear and the post office was scheduled to be open regular hours on Tuesday.

“Everybody from the emergency services worked together to be sure that the substance was contained, and at this point we can confirm that the substance was not dangerous, however, we are doing more testing to identify it more accurately,” said Aurélie Guindon, public information officer with the SQ.

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