VA building evacuated during hazmat incident

February 15, 2011 7:14:09 PM PST
Suspicious white powder in an envelope forced the evacuation of an office building at the VA medical center in Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics took the employee who opened the envelope to the hospital to get checked out. Doctors say he is fine.

Police and hazardous materials teams did clear everyone out of the building where that person worked as a precaution.

It turns out the substance was not hazardous and emergency crews are getting ready to clear the scene soon.