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Suspicious item investigated at Hampton post office

HAMPTON – Multiple law enforcement and investigators were called to the Hampton post office Monday after a report of a suspicious item there.

At approximately 1:17 p.m. Franklin County Dispatch received a call from the Hampton Post Office about a suspicious item in the post office lobby.

As a precaution a one block area was evacuated. Highway 3 traffic was rerouted away from the area. The State Fire Marshall’s Office was notified as well as the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office.

At approximately 3:17 p.m. the Fire Marshal and the Postal Inspector gave the all clear for the roads to be opened and the residents to return to their homes.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Hampton Police Department was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept, U.S. Postal Inspector, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation, State Fire Marshal’s Office, State of Iowa DNR, Sheffield Police, City of Hampton Public Works, Hampton Fire Dept, Franklin County Emergency Management, Franklin General Ambulance, and North Iowa Public Transit.

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