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HazMat crews called to Iowa Supreme Court mail room after white powder substance found

KCAU 9 News
KCAU 9 News
 2022-11-28

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DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) — Hazardous materials crews were called to the State Supreme Court Building in Des Moines Monday morning on a report of a white powder substance in the mail room, but officials said the substance wasn’t harmful.

The Des Moines Fire Department responded to 1111 E. Court Avenue just before 11:15 a.m. Crews were on the scene for about an hour before giving the all-clear.

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Sgt. Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol told WHO 13 it appeared that someone tried to mail a sea shell and it broke up. HazMat crews tested the substance before deeming the situation safe.

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