‘Suspicious package’ at West Knox County business contained normal packing material

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First responders say what was believed to be a white powdery substance inside a suspicious package at a West Knox County business turned out to be normal packing material.

Rural/Metro spokesman Jeff Bagwell says an employee at a law firm on Executive Park Drive opened a package from Peru, thought they saw a powdery substance and called 911.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rural/Metro responded to the scene. Crews evacuated the building and turned off the central heat and air. The KCSO bomb squad used a robot to examine and X-ray the package and determined there was nothing suspicious about it.

Employees were then allowed back inside the building.

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