UPDATE: Haz-mat investigating contents of suspicious package mailed to a business on East Brainerd Road
By WRCB Staff
Courtesy: Bruce Garner CFD/Captain Scott McCullough carries sealed bags containing the clothing worn by the women, along with other items that were exposed to the powder. Senior Firefighter Larry Olivier (left) and Firefighter David Ruffin follow behind.
Courtesy:Bruce Garner CFD/Chattanooga firefighters make their way inside the chiropractic office to decontaminate the area exposed to the powder.
Courtesy: Bruce Garner CFD/Captain McCullough (left) and Captain David Thompson Jr. (right) assist Tactical Services Chief Danny Hague in tagging the bagged items that would be turned over to the U.S. postal inspector
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
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.