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Suspicious Powder at State Capitol Determined Non-Hazardous
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Salem Fire / Hazardous Materials personnel have cleared the scene at the Oregon State Capitol Building following a report Wednesday afternoon that a envelope was opened containing a suspicious powder. Following a 45 minute assessment and analysis, the powder was determined to not be hazardous.
On August 8, 2012 at approximately 3:50 p.m. OSP Capitol Mall troopers were notified and responded to an office that is part of a suite of offices for members of the Governor's staff. Approximately ten employees stayed in their offices until the they were allowed to leave about 5:15 p.m.
Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting the follow up investigation. No further information to be released.