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Police: Suspicious package delivered to Social Security office in Utica

Law enforcement responded to the Social Security office on Broad Street at 10:15 a.m.

Posted: Feb 22, 2019 12:44 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 5:28 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Two employees of the federal building, in Utica, had to be decontaminated after being exposed to a suspicious package that was sent in the mail Friday.

Law enforcement responded to the Social Security office on Broad Street at 10:15 a.m.

The letter contained a powdered substance, and was sent to a lab in Albany for analysis.

No one was hurt, and it doesn't appear anyone at the federal building evacuated as a result.

The FBI is handling the case.

This is not the only suspicious package that's being investigated.

The Binghamton Social Security office also received a letter with a white substance.

Binghamton police told WBNG that the letter indicated that the powder was anthrax, but the Binghamton Fire Department tested it and it was not hazardous.

NewsChannel 2 reached out to the FBI to see if the cases are related, but agents would not confirm.

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