Jacksonville has been hit by what the Sheriff says is a growing problem across the country. “People are sending packages not necessarily to government offices, but to individuals with very cryptic letters. We have seen some of our other law enforcement partners around the country have dealt with this recently. The letters are almost exactly the same, so obviously we believe this is an internet-type thing that’s going around,” says Sheriff Mike Williams. A state employee brought a suspicious package in to the JSO headquarters in Downtown Wednesday, after that package had been mailed to that person’s home. “There was a threatening note, it was kind of hard to follow, so obviously the person who wrote this has got some issues that they’re dealing with,” Williams says. The package passed through x-ray, and there were some concerns, so JSO initiated an evacuation of the building, although we’re told no City services were interrupted. Williams says they have determined the package doesn’t have any explosives or hazardous material. It’s a wooden box with a note and appears to contain some internet-type equipment. Despite the box saying it’s “property of” the International Nickel Co, Williams says they don’t believe there is any involvement by that organization. The package has now been removed from the Police Memorial Building in Downtown for further investigation. The woman who brought the package in to the PMB is not believed to be involved. Williams says JSO will investigate the origin of the package. If you receive a suspicious package, Williams is urging you to call JSO, rather than transporting it.