Potential food product causes hazmat response near State Capitol

Potential food product causes hazmat response near State Capitol
Hazmat crews were at Patrick Henry Building on Friday morning for what investigators think was a food product. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A hazmat team responded to the Patrick Henry Building on Friday morning for what investigators believe was a food product.

Two employees in a first-floor office opened a letter and found contents they deemed to be suspicious, prompting the hazmat response shortly after 10 a.m.

The substance, which has not been positively identified, was sent to a lab for testing.

No one was evacuated and the scene was cleared after about an hour and a half.

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