Hazmat situation placed under control in Old City

OLD CITY - September 26, 2012

Crews were called early Wednesday morning to the Wells Fargo Plaza, located in the 400 block of Market Street.

It was around 4:45 a.m. when four employees working in the mail room discovered the powder inside a mail sack.

The fire department was called, and upon arriving on the scene crews suited up and isolated the four employees as a precaution.

The mail room and loading dock were isolated and access was restricted to the building while a series of tests were conducted on the mystery substance.

The scene was declared under control around 6:22 a.m.. The Battalion Chief on the scene tells Action News that the powder was not dangerous. However, there is no word yet on the nature of the substance.

Officials shut down a section of Fourth Street between Arch and Market Streets during the investigation, but the scene has since cleared.

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