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UPDATE: News Release: Woodburn Police and Woodburn Fire District Respond to False Hazardous Material Incident - 11/27/19

UPDATE: Correction to original news release: The Salem Fire Department assisted, not Salem Police. 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – Woodburn, OR – On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 4:25 P.M., the Woodburn Police Department (WPD) and Woodburn Fire District (WFD) responded to a call in the area of Constitution Ave and Independence Ave. The caller, informed dispatch that they received a letter claiming to contain a hazardous material. During this time, a shelter-in-place was issued to the surrounding area. WPD and WFD, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, (Corrected from earlier which listed Salem Police) investigated the letter (and envelope) and determined there to be no hazardous materials present, posing no danger to the caller or the surrounding area, and the shelter-in-place was lifted.

An investigation on the origin of the letter is on-going. For further information, please contact the Portland F.B.I. Public Information Office.

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