Emergency responders cleared the IRS building in Philadelphia’s University City Wednesday morning after a powder was found.
Philadelphia firefighters could be seen responding to the facility at Market Street and Schuylkill Avenue around 8:30 a.m. after Philadelphia Police said someone discovered a powder in some cubicles on the third floor.
Homeland Security responded and the building -- which is across the street from busy 30th Street Station -- was cleared as precaution, said police.
As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see people gathering outside for a few minutes before returning to the building after being given the all clear.
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No one was hurt and the powder turned out to not be dangerous, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector of Homeland Security Joe Sullivan said. [[413834503, C]]
No word on the type of powder that caused the scare, which lasted less than 30 minutes.