Rumors swirl that a powder on the BeltLine killed 2 dogs. Here’s what police are saying

ATLANTA — Police are responding after rumors swirled that a white powder on the BeltLine killed two dogs.

Police said they were made aware of a powdery substance found on Corduroy Lane near Inman Park on Wednesday morning.

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Residents at some apartment complexes got notices Wednesday to avoid walking their dogs in the area while police were investigating a ‘hazardous substance.’

Police were able to determine that the powder was bleached flour that a running club used to mark the route for an upcoming run.


Police said they are aware of rumors that two dogs died, but bleached flour is non-toxic and does not appear to be deadly to animals.

“The cause of death for the dogs should be determined by necropsy,” police said.

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Channel 2 Action News has not been able to independently verify if any animals died.