LEESBURG — Office workers at First Baptist Church of Leesburg on Thursday became the latest to receive a white powdery substance in an envelope.
Police and firefighters were on the scene shortly after 4 p.m. at the church at 220 N. 13th St.
It was the second day in a row that organizations have been shut down temporarily. Wednesday, the Lake EMS office in Mount Dora and the Social Security Administration on 14th Street in Leesburg got the treatment.
To date, all of the envelopes have contained harmless baking powder.
Police said students from First Academy had already gone home and only a handful of church office workers were on lockdown until hazardous materials firefighters could determine if the powder was harmless.
Others have received the packages in the past, including the Daily Commercial. One letter to the newspaper contained a threat to President Donald Trump. A letter received in December had the word ANTHRAX written on a sheet of paper with the powder. A bank and a medical office have also been hit with the hoax.
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