New York business receives package containing unknown powder

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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In Buffalo New York, a suspicious package was received by National Action Financial Services, a subsidiary of Sitel, Inc.. According to FBI spokesperson Earl Gould Buffalo, the initial call was placed at 10:30AM EST Yesterday. The mail department found the package, evacuated the building, and contacted the local police department. The package has been described as containing some type of white powder.

The police department then contacted the Department of Homeland Security, who finished at the scene by 3:00PM EST.

After interviews with several employees were refused, one agreed - after being only identified as KR. He said management was being very "hush hush" about the incident, but when he came in he jokingly said that it was a "regular day at work now".

National Action Financial media contacts were not available for comment, and the Amherst Police Department referred Wikinews to the local FBI office.

Special Agent Earl Gould stated as of 4:30PM no hospitalizations were required, but could not comment further as it is an ongoing investigation. He also stated the first responders to the scene did "everything right, and contained it immediately."


Sources

Wivb. "WIVB Powdery substance discovered in Amherst" — LIN Communications, 20 October 2008

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