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FBI investigate incident at Fortuna PD; Powdery substance in mail

FORTUNA- The FBI is investigating an incident at the Fortuna Police Department that put the building on lockdown. A powdery substance was found in a piece of mail for a parking citation from College of the Redwoods.

The building was shut down for three hours after the substance was found leaving five employees inside after 12 p.m. Thursday. The Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and a hazmat crew responded to the scene and determined that the substance was not hazardous.

The FBI is investigating the case with the department. It has not been determined if the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office or the FBI will continue with the case.

Investigating Officer Lindsey Frank said the department will charge the suspect to the fullest extent of the law and said they are taking the case very seriously.