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Suspicious Powder Investigated in House Office Building

by Andrew Ramonas — April 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0

Cannon House Office Building (Photo via Wikimedia/RebelAt)(Updated at 4:45 p.m.) A portion of a House office building was closed this afternoon because a suspicious powder was reported — and it turned out it was salt.

The force’s Hazardous Incident Response Team examined the substance, which was discovered in room 239 about 2:15 p.m., Lt. Kimberly Schneider said. Access to that room was restricted, but the entire building was not under lockdown.

The evaluation was completed by about 4 p.m., when the white material was determined to be salt.

The affected room is the office of Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), according to his website. A spokesman for the congressman wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Photo via Wikimedia/RebelAt

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