Bomb squad responds to federal building Downtown

The bomb squad responded to the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati Thursday...
The bomb squad responded to the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati Thursday morning.(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 8:20 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 10:25 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The bomb squad responded to the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati Thursday morning.

A cardboard envelope was found in the mailroom at about 8 a.m., police confirm. It had “a suspicious material” on the outside, Cincinnati fire officials say.

Multiple police and fire crews scrambled to the building, which was shut down for a “hazardous materials response” at 550 Main Street as police closed Fifth and Walnut streets.

Officers requested one of their K-9s to respond but then canceled that since the federal building has its own.

Fire officials ultimately determined there were no hazardous materials on the envelope and its contents had no malicious intent.

The envelope and its contents were safely secured and turned over to FBI employees on the scene.

The building was reopened for normal business.

A spokesman for the Cincinnati FBI office referred FOX19 NOW to the Federal Protective Service in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Federal Protective Service is a federal law enforcement agency that provides security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings.

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