DEVELOPING ON 6: Hazmat Team At Downtown Augusta Federal Judicia - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

DEVELOPING ON 6: Hazmat Team At Downtown Augusta Federal Judicial Center

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Officers were called out to downtown Augusta shortly before noon Fridqay to investigate a suspicious package.

Crews from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department and the Hazmat team were there for about 2 hours.

This was at the Federal Justice Center on 9th Street and Telfair Street.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators say federal agents are handling the situation.

Authorities were alerted around 11:00 a.m. after a suspicious letter from an inmate was discovered. There's no word to whom the letter was addressed.

Messages left for the FBI officies in Augusta and Atlanta have gone unanswered at this time.

We will continue to follow this story and provide more information as it becomes available.

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