Suspicious item declared 'non-hazardous'

Published Tuesday, 04 March 2014
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A suspicious package which caused a Royal Mail delivery office in east Belfast to be evacuated has been found to be non-hazardous.

Suspicious item declared 'non-hazardous'
The Royal Mail building in east Belfast has been evacuated. (© UTV)

Police and fire crews with four appliances attended the scene in Prince Regent Street off the Castlereagh Road, including a specialist unit to deal with hazardous material.

Two postmen who handled the suspicious package were examined by the ambulance service but did not require further medical treatment.

The building was evacuated after the item was reported at around 11am on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: "An item of mail was found at our East Belfast Delivery office this morning which caused redness and itchiness to the hands of the two members of staff who handled it.

"The item was isolated and the fire and ambulance services were called to the scene. The item was subsequently declared non-hazardous.

"There is no impact on delivery services."

© UTV News
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