Hazmat team called to South Sacramento medical building for unknown substance found in letter

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A letter containing an unknown substance prompted an evacuation Tuesday at a South Sacramento medical building.

At 2:45 p.m., the Sacramento Fire Department reported two people felt ill after opening the letter at a building near the Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. Their symptoms have since started to improve and they did not have to be hospitalized.

Fire officials say 15 workers were evacuated from the Hospital Drive building and a hazmat team was called out to the scene where they are investigating the unidentified substance.

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