SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind. (FOX19) – A suspicious package that appeared to originate from China arrived at a house in Vevay, Indiana, Wednesday morning.
The package reads “China Post” in the upper left corner.
At first, Christina Mill-Rininger and her family did not know whether it was real or a lie.
“I ask everyone if they have ordered something, and everyone at home says ‘no,'” he said.
But the package was addressed to someone in the family, so they opened it.
“When I first opened it, I saw a baggie ziplock, and that’s what I was afraid of, that it might be a seed,” Mill-Rininger explained.
He was referring to the suffering of people throughout the country who received the same mysterious thing, also not being asked packet filled with seeds.
CNN report found all 50 states had now issued warnings about the packages.
What remained in the Mill-Rininger mailbox contained no seeds. It contained a mask, even though from the outside it said “Shirt.”
“That’s when the bell rang calling the sheriff’s department,” Mill-Rininger said.
The Vevay Police Department and the Swiss District Health Department said they had opened an investigation in the package to determine whether the mask was carrying dangerous substances. The mask is now in police custody.
Before that, the family said they kept it in the trash.
“I’m a little nervous,” Mill-Rininger said, “because right now, with everything that’s happening, you don’t know, like, whether it can have chemicals there.”
The family said the next time they opened their mailbox, they would think twice because of the suspicious package.
“That will make me more careful,” Mill-Rininger said.
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