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July 26, 2007

Albany  -- A package left in a Doublegate mailbox wasn't hazardous after all. The envelope was apparently placed in the Surrey Road mailbox of Tommy Lamar.

"Open Carefully" was written on the back of the envelope and it contained white powder. Hazardous material workers investigated and determined it was nothing dangerous.

 "The intent was not to create injury, it was to create fear, and intimidation," said Chief James Carswell of the Albany Fire Department. "And that is what he accomplished. Obviously we spent numerous hours out there last night going through the process.  We have to treat them all as the possibility it's the real thing."

Lamar has told police he thinks he knows who put the envelope in his mailbox.  

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