Suspicious White Powder Found at Four East Bay Police Departments

Envelopes containing white powder were found at four East Bay police department headquarters Friday.

Friday, Jul 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:05 PM PDT
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Suspicious Powder Found at Four PDs

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Four East Bay police departments received suspicious envelopes containing white powder Friday.

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The Alameda County Fire Department's Hazardous Material Team responded to four reports of white powder found at local law enforcement headquarters, Friday.

In each case, legal-sized white envelopes containing a suspicious white powdery substance arrived via mail.

The first call came in at 10:14 a.m. from the Hayward Police Department and similar calls followed from police departments in San Leandro, Union City and Berkeley. It is still unknown if any other agencies received a similar envelopes.

The substances found in Hayward, San Leandro and Berkeley were deemed non-hazardous, while the scene in Union City is still under investingation.

The FBI is assisting local law enforcement agencies with their investigation, according to spokesperson Julie Sohn.

 

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