|Published:||May 10, 2010 9:16 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 10, 2010 9:16 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Clerk's Office was shut down for a period of time Monday afternoon, following the discovery of a white powder substance.
It's believed that the powder was contained in an envelope that was sent by a jail inmate.
The Charlotte County Fire Department, EMS, HazMat crews were dispatched to the scene. HazMat crews processed the trunk of a deputy's car, as it's believed the letter may have been transported in that vehicle.
Notably, the Clerks office is now open. The rest of the courthouse was unaffected by the incident.
Authorities at the scene indicated that the suspicious package will be heading to a health dept lab in Tampa for testing. As of 4:15 p.m., there had been no reports of illness in connection with this incident.
Stay with WINK News; we'll bring you additional details as soon as they become available.
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