PLYMOUTH - State and local officials are investigating after a suspicious powder was found in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Terryville.
Police and firefighters responded to Agney Avenue at about 2:40 p.m., after a mail carrier found a small baggie inside a drop-off box. Police described the contents as a “white, chunky powder.”
The substance will have to be sent to a lab to determine what it is.
Two firefighters, wearing oxygen masks and gloves, took the small baggie from the postal box and bagged it up for police. An unknown substance, according to police, could be dangerous to the touch or even to inhale.
The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also responded to the scene. The area around the drop-off box was cordoned off for hours and a portion of the street was closed while officials investigated.
Police said the FBI had originally been called to assist with the investigation, but it was later decided they would not respond.