Suspicious Package At DA's Office Turns Out To Be Anonymous Tip

CREATED Mar 24, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A suspicious package sent to the Williamson County district attorney's office in Franklin turned out to be an anonymous tip.

Officials said an employee at the District Attorney's Office at 421 Main Street was sorting through the mail when she found a padded envelope with no return address that said "Open immediately." She took it outside and called police around 8:40 a.m.

Franklin Police arrived and called in the Tennessee Highway Patrol Bomb Squad.

The alley and the parking area between 4th and 5th Avenues were blocked off while the Bomb Squad worked to determine the package was safe. 

The package, which was addressed to District Attorney General Kim Helper, contained evidence in a potential criminal matter and was not intended to cause any alarm.

The package was surrendered to Helper.

No one was hurt.

The area reopened just before 10:30 a.m.