Update 3:34 p.m.
Portland Fire & Rescue's HazMat crew from SE Portland's Fire Station 7 responded to the report of a suspicious package containing a white powdery substance at 6420 SW Macadam at 11:31 am.
Firefighters specially trained in HazMat tested the contents of the package and eventually determined that the material was 97% crystal white powdered caffeine. Firefighters cleared the scene at approximately 1:15 pm. Although the material was not determined to be hazardous, it was illegal to send the substance as it was packaged through the mail system.
Portland Fire & Rescue urges citizens, as was done in this case, to isolate any package that is suspicious in nature or contains an unknown substance and call 9-1-1.
Photos courtesy of Portland Fire & Rescue.
Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to the report of a suspect package containing white powder at 6420 SW Macadam. The package reportedly was a bubble-wrapped white envelope with no return address and a foreign postage stamp.
Media staging is at SW Macadam and Nebraska, next to the Fulton Pub.
Photo credit to Portland Fire & Rescue