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Post office closed after workers find white powder
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco post office was evacuated late this morning after five employees found a mysterious white powder on their clothing and walked to the nearby Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, according to a city health official and the fire department.
The incident was reported at 11:38 a.m. at the post office at 1400 Pine St. The five postal workers walked over to the hospital, located about a block away at 900 Hyde St., a fire official said.
San Francisco Department of Public Health spokeswoman Eileen Shields said the five employees were evaluated at the hospital and released around 1 p.m.
The hospital was not evacuated, hospital spokeswoman Dee Mostofi said.
The Office of Emergency Services is asking the public to avoid the area around Pine and Larkin streets. The post office remained shut down as of 1:15 p.m.
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