When a postal worker in the Kirkland Post Office found a suspicious package hissing and leaking gas this morning, he called 911, according to the Kirkland Fire Department.
You do have to be careful with suspicious packages, so when the Kirkland and Bellevue fire departments responded to the hazardous materials call, they evacuated the post office and a nearby apartment complex as a precaution. All roads leading to the post office were closed, too.
When the owner of the package was reached, however, the mystery was solved. The hissing and leaking gas were coming from scuba equipment inside.
All is well, and nobody was injured. There is one unanswered question though: Can you really send scuba gear with air in it through the mail?
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