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Powder in Staten Island scare was baking soda
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The white powder that prompted the evacuation of a Staten Island courthouse Tuesday afternoon was determined to be baking soda.
NewsCopter7 was over the scene in West New Brighton after police say Judge Kim Dollard opened a letter and found white powder pouring out around 3:30 p.m.
The courthouse was immediately evacuated, but testing proved it was all just a scare.
The office of Court Administration released the following statement:
"Appropriate precautions and evacuations were made. The NYPD was notified and is in the process of doing a field test to determine the nature of the substance that was received in a letter by a court employee."
No injuries were reported.
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