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Suspicious substance found in package deemed not a threat

Posted at 5:16 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 19:05:28-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- HAZMAT crews have determined that a package containing a suspicious substance is not hazardous, after the package was found on the porch of a Chesterfield County home Monday afternoon.

The package was located at a home on Watchspring Court, near Hopkins Road.

Crime Insider sources say the incident started after a woman came home and opened a package with white powder inside. Those sources say the woman put the package inside a Walmart bag and on her front porch.

That woman then called authorities, sources say.

Chesterfield Police and Fire and EMS HAZMAT crews responded to the scene. After an investigation, HAZMAT crews determined that the substance "does not appear to be harmful or hazardous."

Police say the substance was collected for further investigation.

Stay with CBS 6 for more on this developing story.