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Hazardous Materials Investigation in Murray KY

Date of News Release: 07/02/2015

(Murray, KY) - On July 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm, Kentucky State Police received a call from Calloway County Dispatch of a suspicious package on Chestnut Road, in front of the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office, in Murray, KY. Kentucky State Police and Murray Police Department officers secured the area while the Kentucky State Police Hazardous Device Unit examined the package and its contents. Inside the package was political propaganda and other similar items about recent government actions. It is the believed the package was intentionally placed in front of United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office to create public panic. The package and its contents were collected to undergo further examination by the Kentucky State Police.

Traffic disruption was minimal and easily rerouted. As a precautionary measure, only one business was asked to close early due to its close proximity. Other businesses were already closed or were asked to keep customers inside and away from direct line of site of the package.

Assisting the Kentucky State Police was, Kentucky State Police Hazardous Device Unit, Paducah Bomb Squad, and Murray Police Department.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Kentucky State Police as 270-856-3721.