Suspicious package forces evacuation at Harris Co. tax office;

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Friday, December 18, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspicious package was found today at a Harris County tax office. The find forced an evacuation.

Just after 11am, the Tax Assessor's Office says an office employee discovered mail with a powder inside. Authorities evacuated the floor of the office in the 1000 block of Preston and contacted law enforcement. HazMat determined the substance was talcum powder, which does not pose a threat.

Everyone was cleared from the office, but employees and others were allowed back inside the building around 12:30pm. The office says service was interrupted for about an hour.

No one was injured