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Crews investigate hazmat scene in Durham

Posted May 13, 2008 12:04 p.m. EDT
Updated May 19, 2008 1:34 p.m. EDT

— 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.