NEW: White powder at county courthouse found not to be a threat


A white powder substance discovered Thursday in the mail room at the Palm Beach County courthouse was found to be non-hazardous, a West Palm Beach Fire Rescue official said. 

A woman working in the mail room at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday was exposed to a powder that fell out of an envelope. The worker showed no signs of illness as paramedics examined her, said Assistant Chief Brent Bloomfield, spokesman for Fire Rescue. 

The worker declined to seek hospital treatment.


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