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Substance Found at Reno Federal Courthouse is Artificial Sweetener

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A suspicious white powder found in an envelope inside the federal courthouse in downtown Reno was tested and determined to be an artificial sweetener.

Two people found the substance at the Bruce R. Thompson Courthouse and Federal Building Thursday afternoon. They were isolated during the incident.

The Associated Press reports about 16 people on the third floor were isolated while the material was tested.

The rest of the courthouse remained open.

In January the Nevada Supreme Court was evacuated after a white powder was sent in an envelope with a note saying it was anthrax. It turned out to be harmless talcum powder mailed by an inmate.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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