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Suspicious package left at Slidell post office turns out to be full of feces

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SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

A suspicious package that shut down roadways in Slidell turned out to be 70 pounds of human feces.

Slidell police say a man walked into the post office Friday around 4 p.m. and tried to have the package shipped, but workers, who didn’t know what the package contained, said they couldn’t.

According to the Slidell police chief, the man then told workers it was their problem, put the package down, and left.

Police say writing on the package led them to believe it may have contained explosives. They blocked off the entire radius of the post office, including Fremeaux Avenue, for several hours.

Police eventually discovered the package was full of human waste, and the area was reopened to the public around 8 p.m.

Police believe the man who dropped off the package may have mental health issues. He is currently undergoing a medical evaluation.

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