Red Deer RCMP and City HazMat Team respond to suspicious powder

  • Aug. 11, 2015 2:48 p.m.

AFTERNOON SCARE – At approximately 12:20 p.m. Monday, RCMP received a report of an unknown powdered substance that was discovered when a Canada Post employee opened a community mailbox in the Oriole Park neighbourhood. As a safety precaution, RCMP called the City of Red Deer Hazardous Materials staff to attend. A portion of Oak Street was temporarily closed but has since been re-opened to traffic.

The powder was determined to be a non-toxic substance, believed to be the output of a fire extinguisher that was located near the community mailbox.

Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express