Suspicious package at Plattekill Post Office leads to evacuation, lockdown


PLATTEKILL – The Plattekill Post Office on Old Firehouse Road was evacuated Tuesday after employees found a suspicious package, according to State Police.
The nearby Plattekill Elementary School was ordered by State Police to be placed in a perimeter lockdown as a precaution. That meant that individuals were not allowed to leave or enter the building, said Wallkill Central School District Superintendent Kevin Castle.  There was a delay in dismissal of students so the district used its emergency call system to provide parents and guardians with updates from the police.
Investigation determined the package was not a threat to anyone or the surrounding community, troopers said.
Assisting the police were the Plattekill and Cronomer Valley fire departments. 

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