Tuesday, May 7, 2013

White Powder In Envelope Disrupts Brooklyn Federal Courthouse; Office Quarantined

Photo: MK Metz
FDNY, HazMat and NYPD emergency vehicles rushed to Brooklyn Federal Courthouse on Cadman Plaza West in Downtown Brooklyn around 4 p.m. today after someone in the Clerk's Office reported an envelope containing suspicious powder, according to news reports.

Photo: MK Metz
The Clerk's Office was placed under quarantine. Above, Squad Company 1 puts together a decontamination tub.

Photo: MK Metz
 Above, a decontamination team heads inside the courthouse.

Photo: MK Metz
Emergency vehicles clogged Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West. Most people were allowed to leave the building, except for the unfortunate workers inside the Clerk's Office who may have been exposed to the powder.

More news sources with this story:

Brooklyn Eagle
NY Daily News

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