A scare involving envelopes forced an evacuation at the Social Security Administration building in DeKalb County Wednesday morning.
DeKalb County police, fire and hazmat crews responded to the office building at 3554 Covington Highway.
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen arrived at the scene where the front entrance was blocked off and all employees were evacuated.
Fire officials told Pozen two employees saw and touched what they thought were suspicious envelopes.
Just got an update from fire - package had white powdery substance on it. Building was evacuated out of caution. 2 employees touched it. No symptoms yet, but they are being watched. No ETA when building will be open. I’ll have a live report at Noon. https://t.co/yQb35M3581— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) August 14, 2019
Social Security building evacuated after suspicious packages found in mailroom. Police and fire here. pic.twitter.com/hgryMUipI4— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) August 14, 2019
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The hazmat team went inside the building to investigate the envelopes.
"We were able to get a better look at them and to make sure. We later found it was a coffee stain that we ran analysis on and it wasn’t enough powder on the other package," Capt. Dion Bentley told Pozen.
No one was hurt and there were no customers at the building during the scare and evacuation.
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