The Boston Fire Department said investigators found no hazardous material in a suspicious package discovered today in an office building in South Boston.
Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said an envelope found in a fifth-floor office at about 11:30 a.m. at 27 Wormwood Street did not contain white powder. A woman at the scene had complained of becoming itchy from an unknown substance which turned out to be strings that held an overnight package together. He said she did not require treatment.
"There was no hazard found, but it's better to be safe when we get a complaint that someone is sick," said MacDonald.
During the hazardous materials investigation, the fourth, fifth and sixth floors were evacuated in the Wormwood Street office building, which contained the offices of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. After a two-hour search, the workers were allowed back in the building.
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