Harwich: Envelope with white powder triggers HazMat response

Residents should leave potential hazards in place, call 911
HazMat team investigates suspicious substance that was brought in by a citizen today. HPD/HFD photo

From the Harwich Fire Department:

Earlier today a Harwich Resident brought an envelope to the public safety complex that contained a white powder.

The Harwich Fire Department requested a Tier 1 response (minor) from the Massachusetts HazMat Team to evaluate the substance.

After a thorough investigation it was determine that the substance was not harmful and that the letter had been a hoax or practical joke.

Residents are asked not to bring suspicious packages to the Police or Fire Stations, but to call 911 and have the packages investigated where they are found.

The Harwich Police assisted with the investigation.

Clickable photos below by Harwich Fire and Harwich Police.

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