Press Release from Paris Police Department
At 10:57 am on Monday, August 24, 2020, Paris Police and Paris Fire Department worked a possible Haz-Mat call in the 3500-block of Lamar Ave. When the officers arrived, they learned that someone hand-delivered a suspicious package to a store, and upon opening, two employees developed a skin rash and began to itch. The box contained a note that was not threatening to anyone but did ramble on numerous things. Officials transported the two employees to Paris Regional Medical Center for treatment. Other employees and patrons were in the store at the time of the exposure but were not affected. The investigation continues.