The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

Suspected bomb just toothbrushes

Mailroom employees had a brush with danger when they were evacuated Feb. 15 because of a bomb scare, which turned out to be battery-operated toothbrushes.

Northern Kentucky University Mailroom Distribution Manager Charles Harris evacuated Room 100 of the Landrum Annex after he discovered a suspicious package at about 2:30 p.m. in the outgoing mail section.

According to the police report, Harris discovered a “package ticking.”

“We had everyone leave the (annex) and we called the fire department and the police,” Harris said. “It took them about 15 minutes to conduct a search of the mailroom.”

According to police reports, the package was found to have two battery-operated toothbrushes in it. The package was mailed by a student from the university and intended as a gift for a relative.