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People quarantined after white powder found at Edmonton Canada Post

A file photo of a Canada Post office.
A file photo of a Canada Post office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services confirmed there was a suspicious package containing white powder found at the Canada Post office at 121 Avenue and 149 Street on Thursday morning.

Fire crews received a call from police at 10:28 a.m.

Four fire crews and two hazmat units were dispatched to the scene.

Some people exposed to the package have been quarantined, a fire spokesperson said. She could not say exactly how many people.

As of 11 a.m., no one was suffering any medical issues.

The building was evacuated as a precaution.

As of noon, emergency vehicles had left the scene.

Officials said the substance was powdered sugar.

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