Bomb squad called to Appleton USPS for suspicious packages

APPLETON, WIs. - The individual responsible for leaving two packages in the parking lot of the Appleton Post Office has been identified.

Monday afternoon, the Appleton Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, was able to locate the person responsible for leaving the packages in the parking lot.

Police say the adult man, who has mental health issues and resides in a group home, had taken the packages to the post office with intentions of the packages being delivered to a friend in Colorado. 
The Appleton Police Department will not be requesting charges.


Police are searching for a man after the Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad was called to the Post Office in Appleton. 

Officers said a man approached a postal worker at the Franklin Street location around midnight with two packages. 

Workers denied his requests to have them sent, Police say the man left them there and workers saw wires sticking out of one of the packages.

Postal workers were moved to another side of the building as a precaution.

The Bomb squad checked over the contents of both packages. They say one package has a DVD player and power cords, while the other package had packing material.

The Appleton Police would like to speak with the man who left the packages.

The man is described as a white man in his 50s, scruffy, wearing an army jacket, red scarf and black beenie. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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