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February 6, 2014

Police: Letter had suspicious substance

A Monday investigation into a report of a suspicious substance in a written correspondence to Oneonta City Court determined the substance was nonhazardous and posed no threat, Oneonta police Lt. Douglas Brenner said.

Brenner said his agency was notified at about 9 a.m. of a suspicious substance in a letter opened at the court, and approximately 20 personnel were evacuated.

Oneonta police and fire departments, state Court Officers, and U.S. Postal Inspectors conducted the investigation. The letter that contained the suspicious substance was about non-threatening court business and no further action will be take, Brenner said, and people were allowed to return to the court offices about 2 p.m.

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