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Panic over after package scare in York!

Panic over after package scare in York!

6:08pm 30th April 2010
(Updated 6:10pm 30th April 2010)

Police in York were informed at 10.35am on Friday 30 April, that a suspect package had been discovered at the royal mail sorting offices on Leeman Road in the city.

The building was evacuated and road closures put in place to allow emergency services to investigate and to minimise any risk.

Six people who were in contact with the package were isolated for observations.

They showed no signs of ill health and were not taken to hospital for treatment.

The substance was declared safe at 4pm.

A spokesperson for the Health Protection Agency said: "2-butoxyethanol is a chemical compound commonly found in cleaning products. There are no significant health risks for individuals exposed to low levels of the chemical for a short period of time."

Investigations indicate that there was no malicious intent surrounding the sending of the package.

The roads were re-opened at around 5pm.

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