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Powder in envelope at Seneca building in Niagara Falls tests negative for hazards

NIAGARA FALLS – White power found in an envelope at the Seneca Niagara Office Building caused a scare, but testing on site found the substance to be negative for an hazardous materials.

Twenty employees on the sixth floor of room 5, who had potentially come in contact with the unknown substance, went through a precautionary decontamination process, according to the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

City firefighters, police and hazmat crews were called to the Seneca Office Building on Third Street at 9:46 a.m. for the report of a suspicious powder in an envelope. Testing for hazardous materials was done by the hazmat team from the Niagara Falls Airbase. The team performed a variety of tests and pronounced the substance negative for hazardous materials by noon.

No further information on the substance or why it was delivered to the office has been released.

A Seneca Gaming spokesperson said that the building was evacuated.

No injuries were reported.