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Suspicious Envelope Found At D.C. Office Building

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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities have evacuated a high-rise office building near Union Station where a suspicious package with white powder was found. There are no reports of injuries or illness.

D.C. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says an envelope with white powder was found in the first-floor mailroom of the American Psychological Association offices, at 750 First Street in northeast D.C., about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Piringer says officials evacuated the building and called the fire department.

Piringer says three people who were in the mailroom went to the hospital on their own, before paramedics arrived. He says they did not show symptoms of illness.

He says crews have not identified any toxic or hazardous material, but they will take the substance to a lab for further testing.

The 700 block of First Street is closed to traffic.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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