Mysterious powdery substance sent to Idaho State University identified, poses no public threat

  • Source: Idaho State Journal
  • Published: 12/03/2018 05:59 PM

Idaho State University called in the Pocatello Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team Monday afternoon to evaluate a white powdery substance found in an envelope delivered to its mail room, officials said. The fire department reported at 6:15 p.m. it has identified the substance that was delivered to the university’s Pond Student Union Building, and it poses no safety hazard. The department has not divulged what the substance was, however. Police, fire and hazardous material units responded shortly after the discovery was made. The bottom floor of the Pond Student Union near the mail room was evacuated and cordoned off to the public while emergency personnel worked to identify the substance, which was first reported to police at about 1:30 p.m.


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