Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 3, 2013

Bakery cleared for business

By Janet Jacobs

Corsicana — A hazardous materials crew with the Corsicana Fire Department responded to an emergency call at the Collin Street Bakery’s business office Thursday afternoon when a worker found some white powder in the mail. By 1 p.m., the scene had been secured, and the envelope and powder bagged up to await a chemicals expert with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

“The scene has been released, so it’s back to business as usual at the bakery,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton. “The three employees and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office deputy that had contact with the letter are not exhibiting any signs of illness.

The FBI office in Dallas and the Postmaster General’s office have both been notified of the potential hazardous material, Bratton said.

Despite the federal government shutdown, the FBI and military remain open for business.

A note was inside the envelope with the powder, Bratton said. He declined to say what it stated.

“That’s also sealed up with the powder, so we haven’t been able to thoroughly examine the note,” he said. “We will once the envelope and powder have been tested.”