Kansas City police closed a downtown street for two-and-a-half hours this morning after H&R Block received a heavily-taped package with “strange” postage.
After investigators concluded the package didn’t pose a threat, officers reopened Walnut Street from 13th to 14th streets just after noon.
It was the second suspicious package investigation in Kansas City today, the filing deadline for federal and state taxes.
About 1:30 a.m., police were called to the Internal Revenue Service building at 333 W. Pershing Street after an employee opened an envelope and a white powdery substance leaked out.
About 236 employees were locked in an airtight section of the mail facility while Kansas City Fire hazardous material investigators retrieved the substance. They tested the substance and determined it posed no threat. The FBI recovered the substance for its investigation.