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OAK CREEK — The Milwaukee County Hazardous Materials Team was dispatched to the Oak Creek Police Department on Wednesday morning, August 23rd to investigate a suspicious package.

According to officials, the Oak Police Department received a notice from another agency in the state that they received mail and when it was opened there was an odor and it was suspicious. The name of a person who did not work at the agency was on the envelope, but the street address matched.

Yesterday, Oak Creek police received the same type of letter (street address of Oak Creek PD, name did not match any current employees). The proper precautions were taken at that time.The envelope was immediately sealed and contained. No employees or citizens are at risk.

While communicating with the FBI it was determined that the best course of action was to have Milwaukee Fire Hazmat open the envelope. This was handled in this manner to ensure the safety of the employees and the public.

Police say there is no threat to the public at this time.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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