McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

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June 15, 2014

Police, Fire respond to call of powdery substance found at McAlester Post Office.

McALESTER — A woman with a PO Box at the McAlester Post Office received a scare Sunday morning when she found an unmarked package with an unidentified white powdery substance inside, according to police.

Details were scarce at the time when this article was being prepared for publication, but Det. Sgt. Chris Morris was able to be reached for comment. He said that the powder did not get on anything or anyone, and that the fire department and its HAZMAT unit were dispatched to the scene along with the police.

Morris said that the powder was shipped to be tested. It is believed to be headed to Oklahoma City for the testing.

Morris also said that the investigation is now being handled by the postal inspector and the FBI. The FBI, postal inspector or Fire Department were unable to be reached when this article was being published.

The News-Capital will continue follow this story.

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