Final Up to date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 5:05 PM EDT
UPDATE: 5:01 p.m. – The county’s Hazmat staff has cleared the constructing of any harmful substances. They decided that the white, powdery substance discovered within the envelope was paper mud that resembled a white substance.
Officers stated there isn’t any menace to the general public. The courthouse will stay closed for the rest of the day, however will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
The Citrus County courthouse in Inverness was evacuated on Aug. 23 as a precaution following the invention of a white, powdery substance in an envelope contained in the constructing.
Officers stated a clerk’s workplace worker discovered the envelope. The county’s Hearth Rescue Hazmat workforce is aiding the Inverness Hearth Division in investigating the substance and evacuating all staff and guests.
No accidents have been reported presently. The courthouse will stay closed till additional discover.