Mullumbimby Post Office has been in shut down since 11am this morning when a package leaked and impacted on one of the post office workers. Hazmat procedures were initiated and the Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Police were called.
Detective Chief Inspector of Byron Bay police station Matt Kehoe told Echonetdaily that ‘they found a female worker was affected by a substance’.
‘Police brought in extra resources with the specialist hazmat police team attending.’
The post office remains shut down as teams work to secure the site and determine that it is safe.
‘At this stage the police don’t believe that there is any danger or toxic substances involved,’ said Detective Chief Inspector Kehoe.
The area around the post office and surrounding street were sectioned off throughout the middle of the day to the public as a safety precaution.
‘We recognise the inconvenience to the public and would like to thank them for their co-operation and patience,’ said Detective Chief Inspector Kehoe.