Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is praising USPS and Postal Inspection Service employees and calling for continued vigilance following the Oct. 26 arrest of a suspect in connection with the suspicious packages sent to high-profile figures this week.
Brennan issued the following statement:
Over the past week, the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service responded quickly and effectively to the threat of suspicious packages in the mailstream.
We worked closely with local and federal law enforcement partners to protect our employees, customers and the American public, and to speed the investigation and apprehension of the alleged perpetrator.
We are especially pleased that there have been no injuries. This is a testament to the hard work of our postal employees who were vigilant and aided in these investigations.
While there has been an arrest, we must remain alert and continue to follow our established suspicious mail protocols. We remain focused on our mission to keep the mail safe and secure for everyone.
Earlier this week, the Postal Service provided employees and customers with guidance on how to deal with suspicious mail and packages.