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Suspicious White Powder Sent to Maryland Census Office

ESSEX, Md. – A fire official says one person has been transported to the hospital after a white powder was discovered at a Maryland building that processes census forms.

Baltimore County Fire Department Lt. John Milby says crews spent about 3 1/2 hours on scene and collected some of the material to be tested at a later date. He said that there were “some reports of some skin irritation.”

Milby says officials got a 911 call at 11 o’clock. He said it was not clear what symptoms the person who was transported to the hospital had.

Fire officials left the building at about 2:30 p.m.