Hazmat, National Guard investigate suspicious package delivered to SPPC office


Guam – The Guam National Guard and the Guam Fire Department’s Hazmat team surrounded an upper Tumon building this afternoon following a report of a suspicious envelope.

Guam Fire Department Spokesman Kevin Reilly says the suspicious envelope was delivered to the SPPC 76 corporate office inside Eva Building in Upper Tumon just before noon today.

Guam Homeland Security Spokeswoman Jenna Blas was at the scene a couple of hours after the call to GHS was made.

“Right now there are Guam Police Department, the Guam Fire Department, Guam Fire Department Hazmat unit, as well as the National Guard 94 CST, the civil support team are on the scene. The 94 CST along with Guam Fire Department Hazmat have just entered to do a joint assessment,” she said from the corner of the building.

While authorities conducted an investigation, at least one ambulance was on scene with a stretcher that was placed outside on standby. But according to Reilly, no injuries were reported.

Blas could not say where the package originated.

“At this time the details about the package are law enforcement sensitive and it will be treated as an investigation,” she said.

Blas says only the second floor of the Eva Building was evacuated and a portion of the first floor was cordoned off.

“All of these suspicious packages are taken very seriously and utilizing all of these different resources, if they see it as it’s necessary, especially with the incident commander on scene, then that’s what all of these different resources are here for,” said Blas.

The all clear was given at 5:09 p.m.