Suspicious white powder found in Greenwich mail room

A hazmat team was called to a business complex in Greenwich, where a suspicious package containing white powder was discovered Wednesday morning.Officials say mail room

GREENWICH - A hazmat team was called to a business complex in Greenwich, where a suspicious package containing white powder was discovered Wednesday morning.

Officials say mail room workers at 1 Greenwich Plaza found the powder at around 10 a.m., sealed it in a container and put it inside a package.

Following the discovery, the building was cordoned off by a hazmat team. The mail room area was sealed, but the rest of the building remained open for business.

?Our units got there, secured the area, evacuated the building and proceeded on our normal procedures for hazmat incidents,? says Assistant Fire Chief Bob Kick.

According to officials, a sample of the powder was sent to Hartford, where it will be tested to determine the chemical make-up of the white substance.

?There are thousands of possibilities for the white powder,? Kick says. ?Right now we are treating it just as an unknown substance.?

The fire department says the test results are not expected to be back for at least 48 hours.

According to hazmat officers, the mail room employees who had contact with the package were decontaminated and sent to a Greenwich hospital for evaluation. Their status is currently unknown.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The collision happened on the 2000 block of 1 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 2 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
New Canaan police say a person cleaning the 3 Police checking if mortar shell found in home is live explosive
Greenwich town officials on Wednesday responded to residents 5 Greenwich residents up in arms over school plan to cut trees

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE