At approximately 8:00am this morning, Employees at Home Depot on Pleasant Valley Street discovered a piece of mail containing a white powdery substance had been delivered to the store. Methuen Police, Methuen Fire, and the State Hazmat Team were called to the store to investigate. Six employees were exposed to the substance and were quarantined in the store pending tests and analysis.
After a thorough investigation, involving analysis of the substance by the Hazmat team in donning protective suits, it was determined that the substance in the envelope was NON-TOXIC. Relief came over the employees and all involved when the news broke that they were safe.
Detectives investigation has led them to a suspect. This suspect is NOT a threat to the Public. The FBI is continuing their investigation in this matter.