Food Bank evacuated over white powder hoax

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Officials at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank say they were forced to evacuate Tuesday morning after receiving a suspicious package.

It contained a powdery, white substance.

“We received three packages addressed to board members in care of the Food Bank,” stated Gina Crumbliss President and CEO.

“When I opened one of them, a white powder spilled out and I saw a box labeled ‘baking soda.’”

“We immediately implemented our internal safety and security protocol and called the Chattanooga Police Department to report the incident.”

During the evacuation, Chattanooga Fire Department hazardous materials members found the substance was baking powder.


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