Charleston police: Substance found at U.S. Attorney's Office was talcum powder

Charleston police: Substance found at U.S. Attorney's Office was talcum powder
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police says a powdery substance that was found inside a letter at the US Attorney's Office was talcum powder.

Police and Hazmat crews had earlier responded to the office on 151 Meeting Street for a report of an unknown powdery substance.

Hazmat teams then isolated the letter and evaluated the powdery substance.

Police had blocked a portion of Meeting Street, which has since been re-opened, as authorities investigated the incident.

"Fire and Police were notified by dispatch about 3:15 p.m. about the letter," CPD officials say.

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