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Police: Suspicious package contained documents

Posted June 9, 2010 6:17 p.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2010 6:34 p.m. EDT

— A package that apparently sickened three immigration workers Tuesday and forced a building evacuation contained only papers and files, police said Wednesday.

Three workers at the U.S. Bureau of Citizen & Immigration Services office, at 301 Roycroft Drive, had to be treated for nausea and eye irritation after coming in contact with the package. Authorities isolated the package and evacuated the immigration building.

Police described the package as an envelope with an oily residue. After tests to determine if the package contained hazardous chemicals were negative, the package was opened, and police found it contained various documents.

There was no immediate word on the source of the oily residue or whether that made the workers sick.