Video: Hazmat crews respond to Utah IRS office

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    >>> a story we're watching in this country tonight, a hazardous material s crew was called to a building in utah that houses the irs. a suspicious powder was found in the mailroom. two people were taken out of the building on stretchers, but neither medical emergency was related to the white powder itself.

    >>> kentucky republican senator jim bunning ,

updated 3/1/2010 6:55:50 PM ET 2010-03-01T23:55:50

An official with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service says a suspicious substance found at an IRS building in Ogden, Utah, is not hazardous.

The FBI's Salt Lake City division said Monday that hazardous materials crews were called to the IRS building about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City to respond to a possible hazardous material threat.

Parts of the building were evacuated.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service national spokesman Pete Rendina told The Associated Press the "matter was non-hazardous."

The FBI says some people had medical emergencies but that they did not appear related to the incident.

The incident began about 12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ET) Monday, 11 days after a Texas man embroiled in a years-long dispute with the IRS crashed his small plane into the agency’s complex in Austin, Texas.

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