Wheaton Police District 4 Station Evacuated

UPDATED Montgomery County’s fire and rescue hazardous materials unit was dispatched to the Wheaton 4th District Police Station at 2300 Randolph Road shortly before 5 p.m. on May 28 after a suspicious envelope was received there with an unidentified white powder in it.

Montgomery County Police Spokesperson Blanca Kling said the station was evacuated during the investigation and a portion of the adjacent roadway was closed down to keep passersby out of the area.

For over an hour, Randolph Road was closed in both directions between Glenmont Circle and Georgia Avenue.

Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer described the evacuation as a precaution. According to Piringer, no one was injured or sickened from the powder, which was later deemed “not dangerous.”

The roadway was reopened before 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

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