Customer reports ticking package at Lake Mary Post Office



LAKE MARY, Fla. - The bomb squad was at the Lake Mary Post Office Thursday morning after an unattended package was reported, officials said. Police said they had to surround the building after a customer spotted what he thought was a ticking package while checking his P.O. Box at about 1 a.m. Thursday.

In lieu of the Boston bombing, police said they are using an abundance of caution when it comes to reports.

Lake Mary Boulevard eastbound was closed for three hours overnight, while the Seminole County bomb squad tested what was believed to be a ticking device inside the post office.

"The heightened ticking he heard also gave him more fear something was in the box," said Sgt. Anthony Seda of the Lake Mary Police Department.

Bomb technicians took x-rays of the package and found it was empty and gave the all clear around 4 a.m.

"With everything going on in society, people are being vigilant. People are looking around at packages, especially a post office or federal building. I commend these people for protecting themselves and the general public," said Seda.

Police said it is an important lesson, that if someone sees something suspicious they should report.