Workers noticed suspicious powder on the mail bag shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. State Public Safety Director Christopher Murphy said the mail bag may have accidentally touched some type of white powder rather than it being intentional.
Murphy says the mail bag appears unrelated to a white powder
letter sent to Gov. Bob Riley and the governors in several other
states on Monday from Dallas. That powder also turned out to be
Both incidents caused disruptions in the Capitol complex because fire trucks, emergency crews and hazardous materials teams were called out. Murphy said the response Wednesday was appropriate because no one wants to take a report lightly and then have someone injured.
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