Suspicious package at Phoenix garage found to be harmless
PHOENIX — First responders in Phoenix investigated a suspicious package in a city garage Tuesday morning, but nothing hazardous was found.
Captain Jake Van Hook with the Phoenix Fire Department said crews were dispatched for a “hazardous materials situation” involving an envelope containing an unknown white powder.
The man who opened the envelope was monitored for more than an hour and was found to be in stable condition. He was not taken to the hospital.
The white powder was sent to a state lab for further evaluation.
Phoenix Fire Department hazardous materials teams responded 3rd Ave & Washington St. for an unknown substance. The general area was determined to be safe but remains closed for Police investigation. #phxfire #hazmat #phx #phoenix pic.twitter.com/vQayImvvpV
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) March 19, 2019
At 10:30 a.m., the Phoenix Fire Department tweeted that the area at Third Avenue and Washington Street was safe but remained under investigation.
Nearly three hours later, the city of Phoenix tweeted that the situation was resolved.
The incident is now clear and resolved. Thank you for your patience.
— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) March 19, 2019
The garage was closed and Washington Street was restricted during the investigation.