Postal Police Play Key Role in Mail Bombs Case, Employees 'Deeply Concerned' for Safety

Government Executive: The Postal Service is in the process of educating employees on recognizing suspicious packages and training them on the protocols to follow after one is identified, as the mailing agency’s law enforcement arm is playing a key role in the investigation of a series of mail bombs discovered in recent days.

USPS’ Postal Inspection Service has helped screen and identify at least some of the seven packages sent to Democratic lawmakers and officials, as well as at least one media organization and actor Robert DeNiro. Under its Dangerous Mail Investigations Programs, the inspection service responds whenever a mailing may cause harm to postal employees. All of the packages were sent in similar manila envelopes with six “forever” stamps, demonstrating they were sent through the Postal Service.

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