Suspicious package at Birmingham EEOC tests negative for hazardous substances

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Fire and Rescue hazmat crews Monday responded to the EEOC office where a suspicious package was found.

Officials say a clerk was checking the mail and found a white powder inside a package. The EEOC office is located on the second floor of the building at Ridge Park on Ireland Way in Birmingham.

People on the second floor were told to shelter in place, and the mail clerk was quarantined. Capt. Harrell with Birmingham Fire tells us the substance tested negative for anything hazardous, and crews are packing up to leave the scene. The clerk is no longer in quarantine.

Officials think the substance may have been dried white-out fluid.

We’ll continue to update this story as more information emerges.

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