Tag Archives: Unknown substance

Unknown White Powder Incident At Wal-Mart; Multiple Victims Exposed, Haz-Mat Investigating

KHQ Details are limited at this time on an ongoing incident at a Spokane, Washington Wal-Mart involving cash, and a reported white powder incident.  As of posting 5 people have been transported by EMS from the scene. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Walmart in North Spokane on Colton was evacuated Sunday evening after the discovery of some suspicious white powder. Fire ...

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2 treated at Temecula restaurant for “unknown substance” exposure

HMN-Two people were treated at a restaurant in Temecula after an exposure to an “unknown substance”.  First on scene firefighters determined the substance may have caused the illness in the two patrons, and called for HAZMAT team assistance.  (Redlands Daily Facts) TEMECULA — Two people were taken to hospitals Friday night with minor injuries after becoming ill at a Temecula ...

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City of Charleston and Mount Pleasant investigating mailbox substance


HMN-HAZMAT teams, along with local FBI are investigating an unknown substance found in multiple Sullivan’s Island mailboxes. (ABC 4) Sullivan’s Island Police Department is advising the island’s residents to refrain from using their mailboxes until further notice. Police officials believe they have a Possible Hazmat situation. First responders say they have located an unidentified substance in multiple mailboxes on Sullivan’s ...

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Topeka HAZMAT responds to unknown substance call at federal building

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HMN-In a scene that has become all too familiar lately, firefighters and HAZMAT in Topeka were called to a federal building to investigate an unknown “unusual” substance.  CJonline reports that the substance has been deemed safe after investigation. How does your department handle or train for the elusive “unknown substance” response? Topeka authorities on Tuesday afternoon investigated a suspicious package ...

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Boston HAZMAT responds to attorney general’s office


  HMN-Boston HAZMAT was called to a local attorney general’s office after the discovery of an “unknown substance”.  The Boston Herald reports that the substance was mailed in to the office. Police are investigating after an envelope with an “unidentified substance” mailed to the attorney general’s office triggered a hazmat response, officials said. Police and firefighters responded yesterday to an ...

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2 employees sickened after contact with unknown substance at police department

HMN-Two employees at the Green Bay police department became sick after opening a piece of mail.  The two complained of nausea, weakness in their extremities.  It is currently unknown what substance they came in contact with.  The FBI was called in to help investigate. WLUK provides more. GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Late Monday afternoon the Green Bay Police Department had ...

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Hazardous materials call turns out to be mix of household chemicals

HMN- According to the  Columbia Daily Tribune a smoking trash bag brought out the hazmat team. Light smoke coming from a trash bag that garbage collectors found in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood Thursday turned out to be caused by a chemical reaction from mixing two household cleaners. Columbia Fire Department crews were sent to the 1500 block of Windsor Street at ...

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Unknown substance has HAZMAT and law enforcement at multiple locations in Saskatoon

  HMN-Officials are trying to identify an “Unknown Substance” found at multiple locations today in Saskatoon. No injuries have currently been reported according to CTV news.  There are atleast four locations as of now that are being investigated. People are being asked to avoid at least four locations in Saskatoon where envelopes containing an unknown substance have been dropped off. ...

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