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Citrus County Courthouse Evacuated After Suspicious Substance Discovered by Employee

UPDATE: 6:04 P.M. – The Citrus County Courthouse has been cleared of any suspicious substance after a concern for public safety arose earlier this afternoon. This occurred after a clerk’s office employee found what looked like a white substance inside of an envelope. The clerk’s office employee quickly alerted a supervisor and proper procedures were followed. The Citrus Sheriff’s Office Hazmat team assessed the situation inside and determined that the substance was suspected envelope paper dust that resembled a white substance. The courthouse will remain closed the rest of the day today but reopen at 7:30am Thursday morning.

INVERNESS (CITRUS) – The Citrus County Courthouse has been evacuated after an employee found white powdery substance in an envelope.

According to officials, as a precautionary measure all employees and visitors have been asked to evacuate, while a HAZMAT team assists Fire Rescue in determining what the substance is.

There have been no injuries reported at this time.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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