Substance found at Federal Courthouse determined to be sugar

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Updated: 4/24/2014 11:17 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- News 4 has learned the substance found at the Federal Courthouse in Reno Thursday has been determined to be sugar according to officials on scene.

DEVELOPING: RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Police present in front of Federal Courthouse due to possible hazardous substance found. No more information is available at this time, check back in with for details.

HAZMAT crews are on the scene at the Federal Courthouse. Initial reports are that 16 people have been quarantined on the third floor. Officials believe two of the 16 people have had contact with the suspicious substance and have been quarantined separately. The substance is less than a gram and initial tests are inconclusive according Reno Fire Department. Check back in with for results.

Pending the investigation, the courthouse will be closed until further notice.
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