Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 22, 2012 at 11:06 AM

It was hissing and gassy … and at the post office

When a postal worker in the Kirkland Post Office found a suspicious package hissing and leaking gas this morning, he called 911, according to the Kirkland Fire Department.

You do have to be careful with suspicious packages, so when the Kirkland and Bellevue fire departments responded to the hazardous materials call, they evacuated the post office and a nearby apartment complex as a precaution. All roads leading to the post office were closed, too.

When the owner of the package was reached, however, the mystery was solved. The hissing and leaking gas were coming from scuba equipment inside.

All  is well, and nobody was injured. There is one unanswered question though: Can you really send scuba gear with air in it through the mail?

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hazmat, Kirkland, post office

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►