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.
— earl davis (@edavisearl) February 22, 2019
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.