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ACFD Responds to Suspicious Package at Pentagon Mail Facility

by ARLnow.com — May 20, 2014 at 11:45 am 752 0

Arlington County fire truckHazmat teams from Arlington County and the City of Alexandria responded to the Pentagon this morning for a suspicious package in a mail facility.

According to a spokeswoman for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, a suspicious package was discovered in a mail facility adjacent to the Pentagon. Several workers there reported feeling dizzy after the package was opened, were told, but were later evaluated and cleared by medical personnel.

The packaged has been deemed “not a chemical or biological threat,” but is still being investigated, according to the spokeswoman. It’s unclear whether the facility was evacuated following the discovery of the suspicious package — we’re only told that “certain procedures” were followed in order to ensure the safety of the mail workers.

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