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July 24, 2012 > Suspicious letter sent to Union City Police

Suspicious letter sent to Union City Police

By Cmdr Kelly Musgrove, Union City PD

On July 20, 2012, at 2 p.m., Union City Police Department was notified by the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) to be on the lookout for a suspicious letter addressed to the police department. The ACFD advised letters were sent to the cities of Hayward, San Leandro, and Berkeley and in one case a letter was opened, which contained a powdery substance.

It was determined that the Union City Police Department received a letter, which matched the description provided and as such, the ACFD was notified. The letter remained sealed and the ACFD Hazardous Materials Unit responded to the police department. There was no need for an evacuation and, as a precaution, the front entrance to the police department was cordoned off for about an hour.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspector are now investigating this matter.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Union City Police Department at 510- 13 471-1365.

Anonymous tips regarding this incident can be made by calling 510-675-5207 or emailed to

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