A man walked into a Miami Beach post Office Wednesday afternoon wanting to mail two Manila envelopes to the FBI.
After clerks asked him a few questions, the man walked out, leaving the envelopes behind.
“The clerk thought his behavior was suspicious and because the envelopes were addressed to the FBI they reported it,” said Postal Inspector Bladismir Rojo. “He didn’t threaten any body or do anything but the clerk found it suspicious.”
The report, which came about 1:30 p.m. from the post office at 1300 Washington Ave., triggered a response from both federal and local law enforcement officers. Hazmat teams from Miami Fire Department and Miami Beach Fire cleared the envelopes from having anything hazardous.
Rojo said Miami-Dade Police Department’s bomb squad was also checking the envelopes “in an abundance of caution.”
The U. S. Postal Inspection Service is now looking to speak to the man who left the envelopes behind.
“He is a person of interest not a suspect,” Rojo said. “We want to talk to him to get his version of what happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 877-876-2455.