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Suspicious package found in Charleston was non-dairy creamer

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A suspicious letter mailed to the Dock Street Theatre turned out to be non-dairy creamer. Why the creamer was mailed to the Theatre is uncertain.

The City of Charleston Fire Department, City of Charleston Police Department, and Charleston County EMS responded to 135 Church Street at approximately 12:40pm for a report of a suspicious package.  

According to police, the suspicious package had a powder-like substance contained within. Charleston Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division and Charleston Police Explosives Devices Team took control of the scene.  Six people inside of the building were quarantined as investigators worked to figure out what the powder was.

"After careful review of the white powder substance, that originated from an envelope mailed to the facility, the substance was determined to be non-dairy coffee creamer. Units cleared the scene at 4:30pm,"said Ryan Kunitzer with the Charleston Fire Department.

This is the second time this month a suspicious letter was found. Back on July 8th, a letter containing baking soda was mailed to the Historic Charleston Foundation.

At this time, investigators are saying it's too early to know if the two incidents are connected.

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