Police, fire respond to Loves Park post office after employee hears loud pop

LOVES PARK (WREX) — An employee at the Loves Park United States Post Office on Windsor Road reported hearing a loud pop while moving a box, prompting a response from local emergency responders.

According to Loves Park Police Chief Chuck Lynde, a small battery of some kind exploded, causing eye and throat irritation for the post officer employee.  That employee was briefly treated on the scene but was not transported to a hospital.

The incident was deemed accidental and the post office has been cleared by police and fire.

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