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Suspicious package causes scare
by Jeff York
Oct 30, 2013 | 150 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SELMER, Tenn. — A suspicious package sent to McNairy County Judge Van McMahan’s private office on Wednesday afternoon prompted a quick response from law enforcement.

The package was sent to his office through the mail, but an examination of the package by officials discovered it contained only ink pens.

Selmer Police Department Lt. Roger Rickman said the Jackson Police Department’s Bomb Squad was called to inspect the package later Wednesday afternoon.

Rickman said the package arrived addressed to McMahan without a return address. The officer was doubtful there was anything dangerous in the package.

“We are going to err on the side of caution and check out the package,” Rickman said. “We are not going to take any chances.”

The package was sent to McMahan’s Law Office at 109 West Court Ave. in Selmer. McMahan is the McNairy County General Sessions Judge and also is a private practice attorney.

McMahan’s secretary was alarmed because there was no return address on the package and thought there was something moving and making noise inside the envelope.
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