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Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings
(AP) – 40 minutes ago
SEATTLE — FBI officials say envelopes with white powder have been found in eight federal buildings in seven different cities across Washington, Idaho and Utah. No illnesses were reported.
Special Agent Frederick Gutt says the letters were found at a federal building in Seattle, Internal Revenue Service offices in Bellevue, Wash.; and an FBI office in Spokane, Wash.
In Idaho, FBI spokeswoman Debbie Dujanovic Bertram says envelopes with powder were found in the U.S. Attorney's office and an FBI office in Coeur d'Alene, an FBI office in Pocatello and the U.S. Attorney's office in Boise.
Bertram says the FBI office in Salt Lake City also received a letter with a substance.
Gutt says the FBI has collected the substances for testing. Bertram says field tests in Idaho indicated the substances weren't hazardous.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
SEATTLE (AP) — An FBI special agent says envelopes with white powder have been found in seven federal buildings in six different cities across Washington and Idaho.
Special Agent Frederick Gutt says the letters were found at a federal building in Seattle, Internal Revenue Service offices in Bellevue, Wash., and an FBI office in Spokane, Wash. The IRS building was evacuated after an employee in the criminal investigations department opened the envelope Monday.