Suspicious Package at Levelland City Hall Prompts Response From Local PD, FBI, and Lubbock Bomb Squad

Lubbock’s Bomb Squad Trailer outside Levelland City Hall

Life has returned to normal in Levelland after a hectic afternoon for local Law Enforcement. At roughly 11:30am a call was made to Levelland PD about a suspicious package that had been delivered to City Hall. It was brought in by staff on their daily mail run, but when they opened it, something felt off. Erik Rejino, Levelland City Manager told this reporter they saw what appeared to be “a small generator” inside. The building was quickly evacuated and a police perimeter was established. A call was made in to both the Lubbock Bomb Squad and FBI, who arrived on scene some time later. After a lengthy operation conducted from the Bomb Squad Containment Trailer, which involved one agent in a heavy bomb suit entering the building, the press was debriefed by Captain Tammie McDonald of the Levelland PD at approximately 2:30. The Captain informed us that City Hall was safe, and that the package was an air conditioner unit that had been ordered for our Fire department, to be utilized to relieve heat fatigue, but looked different than anticipated. Captain McDonald said they will be taking the public’s opinion into account soon, as they always do when there’s a major incident, to gauge how to feel about their response time, but she told reporters “I feel like we did the best we could with what we were given.” This speedy response comes just days before the start of National Law Enforcement Week, and reminds everyone that their staff as well as first responders are always ready to assist their community.

Levelland PD & Sherriff’s Office on Scene
Captain Tammie McDonald debriefs the press

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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