FBI: White powder found at Hertz Car Rental at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport not hazardous

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 8:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:45 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police, fire and FBI agents responded to the Hertz Car Rental company located at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday morning when two Hertz employees became sick after being exposed to some sort of white powder.

The incident began around 8 a.m.

Officials said the employees were inspecting a vehicle that had recently been returned when they came into contact with the powder.

Two sick in hazmat incident
Two sick in hazmat incident((Source: WOIO))

Cleveland EMS transported both employees to a local hospital. Their conditions and names have not been released.

On Wednesday afternoon, FBI agents were able to determine “the substance did not pose a threat to public safety at this time.”

Officials added they think the powder was actually laundry detergent.

“As always, the FBI encourages the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities that could represent a threat to public safety or the safety of law enforcement,” said the FBI in a news release.

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