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FedEx employee hospitalized after coming in contact with suspicious package at Cleveland Hopkins

Posted at 8:07 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 12:15:59-05

One FedEx team member was hospitalized Tuesday morning after coming in contact with a suspicious package at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, according to Michele Dynia, spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Cleveland police and fire responded to the 5000 block of Postal Drive after they received a call for a suspicious package.

The Cleveland Bomb Squad was also called to the scene to investigate the package. As of 11:45 a.m., it's unclear what was inside the package.

The FedEx employee was evaluated and later released from the hospital.

Postal Road has reopened after it was temporarily closed off as crews investigated the package, said Dynia.

The HAZMAT situation did not impact any flights, Dynia said.

FedEx told News 5 they are cooperating with authorities who are investigating the suspicious package at their Cleveland ramp.

No further information was released at this time.