Suspicious White Powder Sent To Four Businesses In Merrimack Valley

METHUEN (CBS) – Police are investigating three different incidents involving greeting cards with an unidentified white powder inside mailed to businesses in the Greater Lawrence area.

Each of the three recipients, the Home Depot in Methuen, business in Lawrence, a law office in Haverhill and Image Communications in North Andover received a greeting card through the mail Monday morning with a return address in Haverhill.

The card contained a white powdery substance.

The Department of Fire Services HAZMAT team responded to each of the incidents. Preliminary testing of the powder indicated the substance is non-hazardous.

Local police departments are also investigating where the cards came from.

Six workers at the Home Depot were exposed to the powder and were quarantined as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

WheelMobile
Download Our App

Listen Live