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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Fire & Rescue is Responding to Report of a Suspicious Package

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.


12:12 pm

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