With the recent mail bombs in Austin, how likely is it you might be a victim right here in Lubbock? Statistics say it's highly unlikely. But what should you do if you get a suspicious package?

Well, for starters, if you get a package or letter that looks like the ones above, it might be best to call the police.

But what if you're in an office environment and something funny comes in?

The USPS has these suggestions:

Because of the increased sophistication of letter or package bombs and placed devices, fewer bombs can be readily identified by examining the exterior of a mailpiece. Remind employees: If you’re not expecting a letter or package, be suspicious.

If you receive an unexpected mailpiece:

  • First, check the return address.
  • If you don’t recognize the return address, contact the security office.
  • The security office should attempt to contact the sender.
  • Don’t open the mailpiece until verification proves it’s harmless.

The basic rule should be, if you aren't sure, don't open it. Be aware of anything that looks funny.

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