Police respond to suspicious package

By Ed Brock

Clayton County emergency workers are still investigating a suspicious package that was mailed to a Forest Park company.

Around 6:45 a.m. an employee with J.P. Morgan & Chase at 140 Charles W. Grant Parkway was opening mail when she opened a package containing three to four table spoons of white powder and a letter, according to police reports. She told her boss who called 911.

Officers responded to the scene, confirmed the existence of the powder and called in the Clayton County Fire Department and the Hazardous Material Unit at Army Garrison Fort Gillem in Forest Park. Haz-mat workers quarantined everybody who had contact with the package, including the police officers, but a test showed that the powder was apparently not hazardous.

The package was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for further analysis. The employee who opened it told police that the address on the package was for an actual account handled by the business.

There is no mention in the report as to what the letter said.