Hazmat crews cordon off part of Kansas City IRS building in white powder scare

05/21/2014 7:53 AM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Hazardous materials crews cordoned off part of the IRS building Wednesday morning after an employee found a suspicious white substance inside a package.

They went to the building in the 300 block of West Pershing Road about 7:15 a.m.

A female employee found the strange substance when she opened the package. As a precaution, the area has been cordoned off and isolated, said Battalion Chief James Garrett, a spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department.

| Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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