Lunch Box Sets Off Post Office Bomb Scare

Members of the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's Office sent in a robot to investigate the container.

A strange package left outside a U.S. Post Office on Grove Avenue, across from the East Providence City Hall, mobilized members of the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's Office Thursday afternoon. 

At about 2:30 p.m., the East Providence Fire Department received reports that an insulated lunch box was left outside the building, according to Captain Oscar Elmasian. Members of the office suited up and sent in a robot to check out the package. 

The package turned out to be full of icepacks, said the captain. The owner was not located.

EastProvidenceMom August 31, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Unfortunately, it is not just 9/11. Remember Oklahoma and Atlanta?
Kevin Oliver August 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM
It is unfortunate. It's unfortunate that you have to hear about mail bombs, white powdery substances, car bombs, and people leaving random brief cases and lunch boxes around. In todays day and age you have to check. Because the one time you don't.... BOOM..... Half a city block is gone. These people have no soul and they don't care. So it may be overkill but the next time it may not be...
William Rupp(Editor) September 02, 2012 at 10:08 PM
The only thing we have to fear is fear it self
Kevin Oliver September 04, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I fear people that are afraid to use their real names on the Patch.
William Rupp(Editor) September 05, 2012 at 05:49 PM
You must be afraid of eastprovidence mom


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