What in the world is going on? This seems just like what happened after 9/11 again to me, with government agencies and post offices getting mailed suspicious packages. The latest incident today happened in Beloit, Wisconsin after 15 people were injured and another 65 people quarantined after handling a suspicious envelope. This comes on the same day that a letter sent to Barack Obama was intercepted that contained Ricin poison.
A six-hour quarantine in the City of Beloit has been lifted after employees at a medical clinic opened an envelope containing an unknown powder.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the Beloit Area Community Health Center, 72 Eclipse Boulevard, around 10:20 a.m.
Authorities said a clinic patient hand-delivered an envelope which employees assumed was a bill. When opened, it was found to contain some sort of powder came out that irritated their eyes and skin.
WISN 12 News reporter Abe Lubetkin reports that 3 people initially had symptoms, and 15 people have been decontaminated and taken to an area hospital.
He said around 60 others were being held inside the facility as a precaution while the powder was tested, but that quarantine was lifted around 4:15 p.m..