Breaking! The ATF headquarters has been evacuated after an employee opened a package containing a suspicious substance!
It has been determined that an employee opened an envelope w/ a suspicious liquid substance & Hazmat is responding accordingly. pic.twitter.com/xUsdBzQWXg
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) May 16, 2019
ABC15 reports that The headquarters in Washington, DC, was evacuated after the suspicious package was discovered.
A HAZMAT crew responded to the scene and left the building shortly before 4:40 p.m. Thursday, according to April Langwell, the head of ATF Public Affairs.
Langwell said that the field test of the substance is “clear” and they are sending the substance that was found in an envelope opened by an employee to a lab for further analysis. She said the package was “not the usual suspicious package.”
Langwell told CNN that it appears that only one person was affected by the package, which was opened at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
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— Kevin Smith (@gokkgo1) May 16, 2019
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as information becomes available!