Unknown white substance found in Coffee Creek mailroom

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Four employees were exposed

The Coffee Creek Correctional Facility was evacuated on Sept. 11, 2019 for an unknown white powder found in the mail room. (TVF&R)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility after an unknown white powdery substance was found in the mailroom on Wednesday morning.

TVF&R has its HAZMAT team on the scene to determine what the substance is. FBI is also on-site to evaluate the powder.

The facility’s staff was immediately evacuated.

Four mailroom employees were decontaminated after being exposed to the powder. They were quickly sent to a local hospital with minor symptoms.

KOIN 6 News will update this story as soon as possible.

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