Salt in UCF mailroom causes hazmat investigation

By Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Jan 21 2014 11:56:11 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 21 2014 02:07:32 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Two people at the University of Central Florida were exposed to an unknown powder, later found to be salt, in a mailroom, prompting school officials to alert students.

The incident occurred at the Neptune Housing mailroom.

Orange County Fire Rescue tweeted Tuesday morning that two patients were complaining of itching after coming into contact with the unknown powder in a package. 

The duo has been isolated, but they refused to be taken to a hospital, fire officials said.

The package was being tested by a hazmat team and was found to be magnesium sulfate. It's not clear where it came from.

School officials sent alerts to students, advising them to avoid the area.

No other details were immediately known.

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