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Moonshine causes post office evacuation


JENSEN BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Jensen Beach Post Office was evacuated Thursday after a "suspicious package" began leaking an unknown oily substance, according to Martin County Fire Rescue spokesperson Daniel B. Harshburger.

Crews were called to the scene by employees of the post office at 2301 NE Savannah Road. The Martin County Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Response Team was also called.

The post office was evacuated at 10:41 p.m.

Harshburger said the substance was later identified as moonshine.

During the incident two people were transported to a local area hospital for evaluation Harshburger  said.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called to the scene as a precaution, sheriff's office spokesperson Rhonda Irons told She said deputies assisted fire rescue officials with evacuating the post office and helping to keep people from entering the area.

The post office has since reopened.

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