White Powder Prompts State Building Evacuation

The state office building in downtown Juneau has been evacuated.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The state office building in downtown Juneau has been evacuated.


A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says employees on the building's 11th floor opened a package Friday morning containing what she called suspicious white powder. Sharon Leighow says about half a cup of powder fell out when the package was opened, and she believed six employees were in the area when the package was opened.


She did not know who the package was addressed to and did not immediately know how many employees were evacuated. About 600 people work in the building.


She says Juneau police and fire personnel responded.