Suspicious Package in Alabama Federal Building

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A powdery substance has been found in an Alabama federal building.

Authorities are investigating the substance fond in an envelope inside the Robert S. Vance Federal Building in Birmingham. Birmingham police spokesman Sergeant Johnny Williams says an employee catching up on paperwork Sunday found the envelope.

Authorities blocked off streets in downtown Birmingham as firefighters in protective suits searched the building. Williams says the envelope will be removed from the building and tested.

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