Unknown white substance found in Coffee Creek mailroom


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.

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