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3 Sick, More Than 2 Dozen Quarantined After Employee Opens Envelope Sent to US Customs Office in Alameda

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Police were asking people to avoid the area due to a "hazardous material incident"

Between 20 to 50 people were quarantined after an envelope with a suspicious powdery substance was opened inside a Bay Area United States Customs office Wednesday, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Office located at 2430 Mariner Square Loop in Alameda, California after three people fell ill, according to the Alameda Fire Department.

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Alameda fire officials were called out to the office at 2:43 p.m. after an employee opened an envelope and came in contact with a powdery substance, Juan Medrano with Alameda Fire said. The employee started feeling nauseous and dizzy shortly thereafter. Fire officials established a "hot zone" in the area. After their arrival, two more people fell sick. None of the symptoms are considered life threatening, fire officials said.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Federal-Building-in-Alameda-Evacuated-After-Employee-Opens-Package-and-Falls-Ill-370023531.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_BAYBrand

I wonder what the hell this is about? What kind of powder can affect someone this quickly? 

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16 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

Police were asking people to avoid the area due to a "hazardous material incident"

Between 20 to 50 people were quarantined after an envelope with a suspicious powdery substance was opened inside a Bay Area United States Customs office Wednesday, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Office located at 2430 Mariner Square Loop in Alameda, California after three people fell ill, according to the Alameda Fire Department.

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Alameda fire officials were called out to the office at 2:43 p.m. after an employee opened an envelope and came in contact with a powdery substance, Juan Medrano with Alameda Fire said. The employee started feeling nauseous and dizzy shortly thereafter. Fire officials established a "hot zone" in the area. After their arrival, two more people fell sick. None of the symptoms are considered life threatening, fire officials said.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Federal-Building-in-Alameda-Evacuated-After-Employee-Opens-Package-and-Falls-Ill-370023531.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_BAYBrand

I wonder what the hell this is about? What kind of powder can affect someone this quickly? 

Removing poisons from the list; Baking Soda, Talcum powder, confectioners sugar, et cetera...

Physical symptoms induced by fear and panic.

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