Two Troopers And Office Worker Hospitalized After Envelope Is Opened
Carlisle, PA – Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and a office employee were hospitalized after becoming ill from a suspicious package delivered to their station on Jan. 18.
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) station in Carlisle was evacuated at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 18 and reopened at 7:30 p.m. that day, according to The Sentinel.
Trooper Miller said the letter came in an envelope addressed to a trooper at the Carlisle station. That trooper opened the envelope and became immediately ill.
Another trooper and office employee also were affected by the contents of the envelope and were taken to the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
The state police wouldn’t release details about what was in the envelope or the nature of the illnesses because of the ongoing investigation.
All three exposed victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Several sources told WHTM-TV that the letter was addressed from the Camp Hill state prison.
“The hazmat team has cleared the building and the fire department is currently doing a ventilation check,” PSP spokesman Trooper Brent Miller said at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, according to The Sentinel.
Union Fire Company Chief Brian Hamilton said his department brought large fans to circulate air throughout the building.
Police said emergency calls were forwarded to the State Police at Harrisburg station while the station was closed.
No suspect has been publicly named in the case.