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Suspicious Envelope Disrupts Traffic Around Department of Commerce In Washington, D.C.

10:26 PM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - A call for a suspicious envelope with a white powder disrupted afternoon traffic in downtown Washington Friday afternoon.

14th St. N.W. between Constitution Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. was shut down for nearly two hours as a hazardous materials team was called to the second floor of the U.S. Commerce department after the envelope was reported.

At least two people were evaluated for possible exposure to a hazardous substance, but were not taken to a hospital.

Rescuers determined the envelope was not a threat, according to D.C. Fire/EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.

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