World Bank Headquarters Partially Evacuated

Suspicious substance found

Monday, Nov 2, 2009  |  Updated 1:01 PM EDT
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World Bank Headquarters Partially Evacuated

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WASHINGTON -- Crews are trying to identify a suspicious substance found at the World Bank headquarters Monday, authorities said.

An unidentified substance was found in a letter or package in a mail room at about noon, D.C. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said. The building, located on H Street in northwest Washington, was partially evacuated.

No illnesses were reported.

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