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May 21, 2014

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

An IRS worker found a suspicious white substance when she opened a package at the IRS building in the 300 block of West Pershing Road.

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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