Santa Fe County–On Thursday, July 11, 2013; New Mexico State Police Officers responded to the Santa Fe UPS (United Parcel Service) field office regarding a suspicious envelope. State Police Officers arrived at the UPS location at 9:11 a.m. Officers immediately evacuated the UPS building and set up a parameter. The State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team was then dispatched to the location.
The letter was received Wednesday afternoon by the court clerk at the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse. The clerk thought it odd the letter did not contain a return address. The clerk then repackaged the letter via UPS and sent out to the Santa Fe County Courthouse to have the package overlooked by security.
On the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2013; Santa Fe County Deputies were advised of the envelope that was being delivered to the Santa Fe County Courthouse. In light of the current events that have been plaguing the Santa Fe area, Deputies tracked the envelope and located it in the cargo area of a UPS truck.
EOD Officers arrived on scene, and located the white envelope. The envelope was deemed safe by EOD.
The Santa Fe Fire Department deployed their haz-mat team to assess the envelope. The haz-mat team was unable to detect any sort of hazardous chemical or substance. Court documents were located in the envelope.
State Police has seized the envelope and informed the FBI.
Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez