Powder causes evacuation at Kansas City IRS office - KCTV5

Powder causes evacuation at Kansas City IRS office

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A Kansas City IRS building will be back open Monday morning after a hazardous materials crews had to test an envelope with powder inside. A Kansas City IRS building will be back open Monday morning after a hazardous materials crews had to test an envelope with powder inside.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City IRS building will be back open Monday morning after a hazardous materials crews had to test an envelope with powder inside.

An employee at the building, located at 30 W. Pershing Rd., opened an envelope and powder fell out. Authorities arrived quickly and put the building on lockdown.

Someone called 911 to have the package inspected about midnight Monday.

Hazardous materials crews examined the envelope and the substance to make sure it wasn't harmful. They did not find any threat and cleared the scene.

This is not the first time crews have investigated suspicious packages at the IRS building.

Someone spotted a suspicious package Sept. 11. During that investigation, a letter containing a white, powdery substance was discovered.

According to protocol, the letter was packaged and forwarded to a Missouri Department of Public Health lab in Jefferson City.

There was another suspicious package found in October 2012. During that investigation, they found there was not a threat.

The IRS building is expected to open for business as usual about 8:30 a.m.

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