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Suspicious Powder Reported at Greenwich Town Hall

GREENWICH, Conn. - The "suspicious powder" found at Greenwich Town Hall late Thursday afternoon is still being investigated, though preliminary results show the substance was not harmful.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, the Greenwich Public Safety Dispatch received a call regarding a suspicious letter at town hall. Officers confirmed the presence of an unknown white powdery substance. The Greenwich Fire Department and Stamford Bomb Squad were contacted, as well as the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Preliminary tests done for hazardous material were not positive, but further testing will be done by the state Department of Public Health. As a precaution the first responding officer was decontaminated and transported to Greenwich Hospital, according to police.

While the area affected has been sealed off pending final results, the town of Greenwich Health Department says the building is safe for normal operation.

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