NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – After a staffer at the Tennessee Supreme Court opened an envelope containing a suspicious white powder, officials have deemed it “not hazardous.”
Brian Haas, the Public Information Officer with the Nashville Fire Department, told News 2 the three people who came into contact with the substance have since been decontaminated.
The powder was sent to a lab further testing. It could take days for results to be final.
News 2 learned a letter was sent along with the powder but there is no word yet on what it said.
The Supreme Court building was evacuated after the envelope was opened after 4:30 p.m.
The staffer who opened it notified the Tennessee Highway Patrol officers who work security for the courts. Their Special Operations Unit was called to the scene along with HAZMAT crews.