Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Police Allege Woman Hired 2 People to Deliver 5 Suspicious Packages

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Police Allege Woman Hired 2 People to Deliver 5 Suspicious Packages

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Woman hired 2 to deliver suspicious packages: police

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SASKATOON - Two of three people arrested after five suspicious envelopes were dropped off at numerous businesses across Saskatoon have been released without charges.

Saskatoon police allege a man and woman were hired by a third person, identified in court Wednesday as 31-year-old Alexa Emerson, to deliver packages to five different locations.

Police say the man and woman didn't know what was in the packages -- it was later determined to be baking soda and talcum powder.

The packages prompted a large-scale emergency response and led police to shut down numerous blocks in Saskatoon.

Emerson is charged with public mischief, mischief and uttering threats to cause bodily harm and is to appear in court on Thursday morning.

Her lawyer, Brian Pfefferle, says Emerson was in police custody when the packages were delivered.

He said she turned herself in to police on charges of harassment and mischief laid in October. …

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