Suspicious letter found at Wells Fargo tests positive for chemicals

Wells Fargo (Chris Womack/CBS42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –  UPDATE: According to Captain Kenneth Hatcher with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, preliminary tests were run on the suspicious letter.

Hatcher says the letter had a weak positive result for some chemicals, and the evidence is being sent to a lab to identify the exact type of chemicals.

People who handled the letter are being decontaminated and will be taken to UAB Hospital for testing.

ORIGINAL: A suspicious package has caused an investigation at a Wells Fargo bank in Birmingham.

According to the fire captain on the scene, officials received a call about a suspicious package around 6:00 p.m.

An employee at Wells Fargo discovered a suspicious letter with threatening language.

Hazmat teams responded to the scene and are currently inside the bank conducting testing.

Employees have been quarantined inside the bank while crews conduct tests.

CBS42 will have more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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