4pm-6:30pm livestream banner

LIVE NOW /
Watch KOIN 6 News streaming now

Unknown white substance found in Coffee Creek mailroom

News

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.

Remember to follow KOIN 6 News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Download our free news and weather apps for the latest headlines and forecast information.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Headlines

More News

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Twitter News Widget