By BRENDAN KIRBY
An incident in which a suspicious package shut down the U.S. Post Office in Hagerstown for two hours on Tuesday appears more serious than initially reported, postal officials said Wednesday.
Doug Bem, a spokesman for the Postal Inspection Service, said contents of the package were sent to the Postal Inspection Crime Laboratory in Northern Virginia for further analysis. He said officials X-rayed the package on Tuesday and found "sufficient concerns" to prompt them to "disable it."
Bem wouldn't say what the package contained.
After disabling the package, Bem said postal investigators made a visual examination of the contents. He said there was no visible evidence of explosive material.