Hazmat called after Langford law firm receives envelope with white powder
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Friday, September 7, 2018 1:04PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, September 7, 2018 6:40PM PDT
A Hazmat crew and first responders were called to a Langford law firm after an employee received a threat along with an unknown white powder, according to RCMP.
Crews were called to Hemminger Law Group Westshore on Veterans Memorial Parkway shortly around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Police said the cause of the Hazmat situation was a white powder found inside an envelope that included an anonymous threatening message to a staff member.
Hazmat crews set up a decontamination tent on the road in front of the business to examine employees in the building.
Everyone who came into contact with the suspicious powder were decontaminated and were going to be assessed by paramedics as a precaution, RCMP said.
An RCMP explosives unit was also called in to ensure the safe removal of the powder. Police said the incident was isolated to the law firm and there's no risk to the greater public.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Investigators have not yet said what they believe the white powder is.