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Powdered substance that led to Beloit clinic quarantine a mystery

Published On: Apr 17 2013 08:51:43 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 08:55:17 PM CDT

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Authorities were on scene at Beloit Area Community Health Center Wednesday to investigate a suspicious powder found in an envelope.

BELOIT, Wis. -

Authorities remain mystified about what was in an envelope dropped off at a Beloit health clinic that prompted dozens of people to be quarantined.

Beloit Police Capt. Vince Sciame said tests Wednesday determined the powder in the envelope was not a biological or a chemical agent. He said authorities don't know what the powder is, so it's being sent to the Wisconsin state crime lab for testing.

Sciame said police talked to the patient who delivered the envelope containing his bill payment to the Beloit Area Community Health Center on Wednesday morning. Sciame said the man told police he didn't put any foreign substance in the envelope.

According to Sciame, the man is "dumbfounded" by what happened.

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