Post office reopened after threat investigated

The Anoka Post Office closed for about two hours while authorities investigated a bomb threat.

Anoka Police Department squad cars block the entrance and exit to the Anoka Post Office on Seventh Avenue. Photo by Mandy Moran Froemming

Anoka Police Department squad cars block the entrance and exit to the Anoka Post Office on Seventh Avenue. Photo by Mandy Moran Froemming

Postal workers received a threat to the building in the mail just after 9 a.m. this morning (Friday, Oct. 4), said Capt. Scott Nolan of the Anoka Police Department.

The building was evacuated and searched by a K-9 trained to track explosives. Once police were confident there was no bomb in the building, it was reopened before noon.

During the closure the entrances to the post office’s parking were blocked by squad cars, but both lanes of Seventh Avenue remained open and nearby houses were not affected.

Nolan said the threat will now by investigated by the U.S. Postal Service’s own inspectors.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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