‘Threatening’ package at Georgia Tech determined to be sugar, officials say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - UPDATE: FBI and postal inspectors have determined the contents of the package to be sugar and not fentanyl, according to Georgia Tech.
ORIGINAL STORY: Atlanta fire officials are investigating after six people were exposed to fentanyl from a package found on Georgia Tech’s campus.
Atlanta Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a suspicious substance found inside a package along the 900 block of Atlantic Drive at around 3:45 p.m. at the Krone Engineered Biosystems Building.
Six people were reportedly exposed to the unknown substance, which fire officials later confirmed to be fentanyl.
Georgia Tech officials said staff members opened a letter that was “threatening.”
The individuals exposed all refused to be transported to the hospital and are believed to be okay, a spokesperson for the fire department said. School officials said no was was injured or was feeling sick.
Hazardous material crews have cleaned and cleared the building, the school said in a statement.
An investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Georgia Tech Police Department.
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