Friday, February 26, 2010

Suspicious White Powder Discovered at Tacoma Public Utilities

Incident Date: 2/26/2010
Issuing Officer: Toryono Green 253.255.4857
Incident Type: Suspicion of Hazardous Material
Incident Location:
3628 S 35th St

Narrative: At 2:44 p.m. Friday February 26, 2010, E17, M2, and B2 responded to the Tacoma Public Utilities building at 3628 S 35th St for the report of a suspicious white powder in an envelope. The white powder was discovered when a TPU cashier opened a recently received payment from a customer.

Upon TFD arrival, the lobby of the building was evacuated, the cashier was assessed and isolated, and the TFD Hazmat team (E12, L4, and HM44) was dispatched to investigate. After making entry and evaluating the white substance, the powder was determined to be a harmless.