Suspicious Package at Air Guard Base Explained

Meridian, Miss. A suspicious package was discovered at Meridian's Air National Guard base Tuesday morning.

Officials say standard operating procedure was followed in alerting appropriate authorities and taking precautions.

After investigating, the base reported that an envelope used for training purposes somehow got back into the mail system. When someone opened the package, white powder spilled from inside.

Authorities say the powder was tested to be on the safe side, but it was the harmless garlic powder used in training.