White Powder Substance Sent to IRS Building

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The IRS office in Bellevue received an envelope that contained some white powder last week. At the same time, a similar incident took place at a courthouse in Seattle, WA. These were not the only two locations. CNN reported that there were at least 6 different locations involving various government buildings across the country that received these mysterious white powder filled envelopes. The other places were the FBI office in Spokane, the U.S. Attorney's office in Boise, the FBI building in Coeur d'Alene, and the FBI office in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Bellevue Fire Department rushed to the scene. Apparently, a worker opened the envelope and some white powder flew into the air. The worker who was exposed to the powder later received treatment over the incident. Two other office workers suspected of being exposed to the powder were adorned with haz-mat suits to prevent the possible spread of the powder on their bodies to others. They were transported to a separate medical location for evaluation and treatment. The Bellevue building was subsequently evacuated.

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