UPDATE: Suspicious package reported at DCF in Milford
UPDATE: State police said a white substance delivered in the mail to the Department of Children and Families Tuesday was tested and found not to be hazardous.
At approximately 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, Milford Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a suspicious package containing an unknown substance, according to Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.
The package was delivered by the United States Postal Service to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) office building located at 38 Wellington Road in Milford. The origin of the package was confirmed to be a country outside of the United States. The unknown substance was discovered by an employee who opened the package.
“Once the package was opened a white powder was located in two small containers,” according to a state police press release. “One container was broken and the white powder was exposed.”
Milford firefighters responded to the scene along with the department’s Haz Mat Unit, the CT State Police Bomb Squad, FBI and DEEP and the U.S. Postal Inspector.
There were about 100 employees in the building at the time of the incident. All employees were quarantined in the area as a precaution. There were no reported injuries or ill health effects suffered during the incident, Fabrizi said.
The DEEP donned protective equipment, entered the building, and recovered the suspicious substance without further incident, he said. The substance was sent to the State of CT Department of Public Health lab for analysis. All employees were cleared to enter the building and allowed to leave for the day.
“The unknown white powder substance was tested and determined not to be hazardous,” state police said.