"Suspicious letter" turned out to be divorce paperwork

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A "suspicious letter" that prompted a courtroom evacuation in Edinburg turned out to be harmless paperwork filed in a divorce case.

It all happened at the 430th State District Court South 9th Avenue and West University Drive shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters and hazardous materials crews were called to the scene.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio said his agency took the lead in the investigation.

Deputies learned that the court received a telephone call from a person saying they would be receiving a yellow envelope with unspecified contents.

Court personnel recognized the name of the caller as participant in a divorce case that was not completely satisfied with the way his case was going.

Even though the caller did not use any threatening words nor did he make a threat, the 430th court personnel notified the sheriff's office about the incident adding that the envelope was suspicious in nature.

The envelope was recovered, secured, and analyzed.

The contents turned out to be documentation related to the case.

A similar envelope was mailed to the 139th District Court, because the case had recently been transferred to that court.

That envelope also contained related court documents.