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Crews investigate hazmat scene in Durham

Posted May 13, 2008
Updated May 19, 2008

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— A woman called 911 from her car Tuesday morning after she opened a letter from her husband and found a powdery substance that made her cough.

Authorities said that prompted Durham police to send a hazardous materials team to where the woman was parked in her car near the intersection of Greyson Drive and Pineburr Place.

The woman was not injured and was fine, authorities said.

As a precaution, the letter was sent to the North Carolina State Public Health crime lab for testing.

It was not immediately clear Tuesday afternoon the circumstances regarding the letter and no charges will be filed, authorities said.


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  • mramorak May 13, 2008

    "oops"DUMP HERE!

  • dbcooper41 May 13, 2008

    it doesn't make more sense if you ask why they are sending the sample to be tested? and why they say no charges will be files?
    what if the tests show it to be something nasty? and why isn't the hubby, or whoever sent it being treated as a terrorist?
    it just doesn't make sense.

  • this is my Screen Name May 13, 2008

    The revised story just posted a few minutes ago makes way more sense. The earlier one made you ask yourself what you just read and wonder if everyone else understood it but you. Good example of when NOT to publish a story when you don't have all the facts.

  • Student Nurse May 13, 2008

    You heard it here...Durham is in the top 100 best places to live!

  • harinootsak May 13, 2008

    "biohazard on board" needed in window?

  • iron fist May 13, 2008

    This is like reading a mystery story with no plot or ending. I did see two choppers hovering over the 70 85 area around 11:30 but didn't see anything on the news, guess they didn't want to get a close look.

  • sweettee May 13, 2008

    how's about a WHY??????

  • patriotsrevenge May 13, 2008

    "According to Durham fire Capt. Angelica Stroud, a woman was locked inside a car near the intersection of Greyson Drive and Pineburr Place with what they believe was a suspicious package."

    Redundant sentence: If you "believe" a package is "suspicious", then it is, by definition, suspicious.

  • adnsgl May 13, 2008

    This story made me feel like taking a shower.

  • Chili May 13, 2008

    According to another local station: Police officials say a woman became sick when she received some packages from her estranged husband who is a microbiologist. The fire department has cordoned off the area. There are no evacuations, but neighbors surrounding the home have been told to stay in their homes.