Ind. fed building evacuated after powder found

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The federal building in downtown Evansville was evacuated because of a report of white powder found in an envelope.

Evansville Fire Department's hazardous materials team is investigating after the Monday afternoon evacuation. District chief Ken Zuber said the substance was taken from the building for testing.

The building was evacuated as firefighters collected the powder, isolated the envelope and cleaned the area. The worker who found the powder was told to take a shower a precaution.

Zuber declined to comment on who the envelope was addressed to or whether it included a return address.

Firefighters on the scene said many of the workers in the downtown Evansville building went home for the day after the building was evacuated.

--- Information from: Evansville Courier & Press,

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