Phoenix neighborhood put on lockdown due to suspicious package

- A suspicious package caused a scare in Phoenix Tuesday night, as people across the country remain on edge, due to the serial bombings in Austin.

The incident happened on the 1300 block of Topeka Drive in Phoenix. Some people had to be removed from their homes, as a precautionary measure.

According to authorities, UPS dropped off the package Tuesday afternoon. The package was addressed to someone in Ohio, but was returned to sender for some reason. The sender had an address on Topeka Drive.

The homeowner, meanwhile, reportedly opened the package and became suspicious.

"We went and opened the first layer of the box, and there was another box inside there, which was expanded," said a man. "Looked real puffy, and my aunt stuck her hand in there, and a bunch of white powdery substance got all over her hands, so we immediately called the police and FBI."

Phoenix Police officials said it was actually not explosives inside the package, but drugs. The homeowners reportedly had no idea what was inside.

The white powder, meanwhile, was reportedly baby powder, and is believed to be put inside the box intentionally, as a way to conceal what was inside.

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