Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, March 4, 2002

Unknown substance found in package

By Julie Yurek

A Winsted resident received a package that caused some concern Feb. 22.

A resident received a package that contained an "unknown substance," said Police Chief Mike Henrich. The person opened the package and found a substance inside, he said.

"There was no note or letter of threat, or anything," Henrich said.

The person was concerned and brought it to the police, he said.

The police took the package into evidence and contacted the Minnesota Department of Health and the U.S. Postal Authorities.

"We do not believe it is a caustic substance," Henrich said.

"The health department won't be testing it unless it feels the package falls within certain guidelines. They get so many packages, that they can't test them all unless they have cause to," Henrich added.

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