Tests negative on powder found at Dallas federal building

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 8:07 PM

Earle Cabell Federal Building

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DALLAS — A Dallas Fire-Rescue hazardous materials team was summoned to the Earle Cabell Federal Building downtown Tuesday evening to investigate a report of a suspicious powder on the floor of a restroom.

It turned out to be a false alarm.

Dressed in protective white uniforms, the specialists entered the building at the corner of Commerce and Griffin streets after 6 p.m. and went to the ladies room on the 7th floor.

"All tests came back negative," Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said.

The development comes shortly after a letter that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was delivered to the Washington office of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

The letter was intercepted at a processing facility before it reached Wicker's office.

 

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