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'Not a threat': SSA building in Cleveland resumes operations after white powder found

April 26 SSA office letter evac
Posted at 5:24 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 17:24:04-04

CLEVELAND — A letter with white powder found at the Social Security Administration that prompted the building's evacuation Tuesday afternoon has been determined to not be a threat, according to the Cleveland FBI.

The FBI, Federal Protection Service, Cleveland police and the Cleveland fire hazmat unit responded to the building, located at 11601 Shaker Boulevard when the letter was found.

"After an assessment of the situation on-scene, it was determined the letter in question was not a threat," the FBI said.

Following the assessment, the building was turned back over to the SSA.

Authorities said they want to "encourage the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity by calling the FBI at 216-522-1400 or the Cleveland Police.

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