Fulton's HAZMAT Scare
Once everyone arrived on the scene, team members suited up in tyvek suits, a special suit used when a hazmat case involves a powered substance instead of a liquid substance.
"We went in with the proper equipment to identify the subtance and we found out that it was shop-rite aspirin," Schulte said.
The suspected danger quickly passed. The team knew everything was safe within 12 minutes. Officials said the package came internally from a Fulton offender and contained a note claiming the substance was Anthrax.
The agencies involved said the event was stressful, but still a good learning experience.
"All the agencies that were involved with this worked very well together, and it went very smoothly and in a very timely matter to detect exactly what we were dealing with," Schulte said.
Callaway County has not had a similar scare since 2001.
Reported by: Shayla Krile
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