FBI: Powder no danger at Pa. federal building

January 10, 2011 10:26:59 AM PST
Officials have determined a white, powdery substance discovered inside a letter sent to the federal building in Philadelphia wasn't harmful.

FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver says the powder was inside a letter addressed to a name similar to that of a federal judge.

Fire officials say a hazardous materials team responded to the downtown building around 10:30 a.m. Monday and quickly determined the substance wasn't dangerous.

Police briefly closed the street outside the building but no evacuations were ordered.