Suffolk HAZMAT responds to powdery substance found at medical office

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 12:49:43-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Suffolk Police responded to a call where a white powdery substance was found in an envelope at a medical office in the city.

Officials say that both firefighters and police responded to the at the Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater office located in the 5800 block of Harbour View Boulevard around 9 a.m, including a HAZMAT team.

The powder was later identified as a dust-like material on gauze packaging.

Dispatch was called after a staff member opened an envelope with a white, powdery substance.

No one exposed to the substance is showing any signs or symptoms, according to the city.

The office reopened around 11 a.m. Thursday.

No patients have been affected.