UPDATE: Haz-mat investigating contents of suspicious package mailed to a business on East Brainerd Road
The contents of an envelope mailed to a business on East Brainerd Road is being investigated.
Friday, October 10th 2014, 1:00 pm EDT by
Friday, October 10th 2014, 3:25 pm EDT
The Chattanooga Fire and Police Departments are investigating a suspicious package mailed to a business.
The call came in just before 11:00 a.m. B-Well Chiropractic located next to the Bi-Lo on East Brainerd Road.
The packages were envelopes containing white powder.
Employees who opened the envelopes, complained of a burning sensation from where contents had fallen on their hand. Out of precaution 911 was called.
Haz-mat arrived and took samples. The Haz-mat chief indicated to our crew on the scene that the powder wasn't hazardous and was not a threat to the public.
Three employees are going through a decontamination process as a safety precaution.
The letters and substance were handed over to the U. S. postal inspector. The investigation has been turned over to the U. S. Postal Service and the FBI.