“Suspicious” package arrives at state corrections department headquarters in Salem

An Oregon State Police car (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The state Department of Corrections headquarters building in Salem received a “suspicious” package Tuesday morning addressed to Director Colette Peters, according to the agency.

The package arrived at the building around 8:36. a.m. Tuesday.

“The mailroom area was secured and the building evacuated,” a news release said.

Oregon State Police evaluated the package for any hazardous substances or materials but found none, according to the statement.

Around 30 employees were working in the building at the time. None required outside medical attention and they were later allowed back in the building.

“DOC takes any potential risk or threat to the safety and security of employees and adults in custody very seriously,” the release said.

-Ardeshir Tabrizian