Suspicious powder delivered to bpost centre identified as flour

Suspicious powder delivered to bpost centre identified as flour
The powder was tested for anthrax and explosives in a specialised lab in Vilvoorde, which eventually was determined it was flour. Credit: creative commons/pxhere

A suspicious package of white powder which caused a quarantine of staff at bpost's sorting centre in Flemish Brabant on Thursday has been identified as flour.

The suspicious package was found by a temporary worker who then took it to his manager, an act contrary to safety procedures for such situations. As a result, ten people were placed in quarantine.

The powder - tested for anthrax and explosives in a specialised lab in Vilvoorde - was ultimately identified as flour.

Ternat police have launched an investigation into the incident, and it is unclear at this time who sent the package.

Jules Johnston

The Brussels Times


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