Four injured by white powder near Ga. State Capitol www.privateofficer.com
ATLANTA GA Nov 3 2010 (AP) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious package containing white powder that was found in an office building near the Georgia Capitol, and police say four people were isolated after coming into contact with the substance.
Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the package was found Tuesday around 4 p.m. on the 12th floor of the west tower at the Floyd Office Complex near the statehouse.
Atlanta Police spokesman Kimberly Maggart said “four people were isolated and are being treated” but she said she could not elaborate.
Ken Davis of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said that the package contained white powder and he said officers were investigating. He said the four people were “exhibiting some sort of symptoms as a result of the contact.”
A stretch of the road near the complex was shut down as more than a dozen city and state agencies investigated. Authorities, however, did not evacuate the complex.