Suspicious package sickened troopers, forced station evacuation

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state police troopers and a civilian employee were sickened by the contents of a suspicious package Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Brent Miller, a state police spokesman, said the package was in the form of an envelope addressed to a trooper at the Carlisle station, at 1538 Commerce Avenue in South Middleton Township. He said the trooper opened the envelope and immediately became ill.

Several sources told ABC27 News the letter was addressed from the Camp Hill state prison

The station was evacuated shortly after 2 p.m.

In all, two troopers and a civilian employee were affected by the contents of the envelope, Miller said. All three were transported to Carlisle Regional Medical Center but were expected to be released quickly.

The Cumberland County Hazmat Team responded and cleared the scene. Local fire departments also checked the ventilation system at the station.

While the station was evacuated, all emergency calls were forwarded to the state police station in Harrisburg.

The investigation is ongoing.

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