Fire and hazardous materials crews have given the all-clear after responding to an incident at a Philadelphia Prison System facility in the Northeast.
A community alert issued around 1:30 p.m. said a suspicious package prompted the hazmat response to the Alternative and Special Detention (ASD), located on State Road.
But FOX 29 News learned that it was an unknown powdery substance in the mailroom just outside the prison. People that came into contact with the substance were quarantined, but there were no reports of injuries or evacuations.
The Philadelphia Fire Department investigated at the scene, and prison officials said normal operations were continuing at all other prison facilities.
Then, around 3 p.m. came word that the incident had been investigated and cleared.
Mostly cloudy skies tonight with patchy drizzle/fog for some overnight.
Another mild day tomorrow. Highs in the low 60s.
Unsettled weather arrives Thursday night & Friday with our next cold front. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned!