- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - A Monroe, Washington, police spokeswoman says an unidentified white powder found in an envelope opened at the Monroe Correctional Complex mailroom drew a hazardous materials team response.

The Daily Herald of Everett reports (https://is.gd/cHAKXj ) that police spokeswoman Debbie Willis says emergency crews were called Tuesday morning.

The prison employee who opened the envelope was taken to a hospital as a precaution but Willis says the worker showed no symptoms of chemical exposure.

About 20 prison staffers were in the area.

Willis says the substance was not immediately identified. It will be sent to a lab for more testing.

Police and fire crews left the prison Tuesday afternoon.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com


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