A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for Lee County until 8pm and for Austin, Montgomery, and Waller Counties until 10pm. Severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
The Federal Courthouse in downtown Waco was quarantined after a suspicious powder was discovered Monday, but authorities now say the substance was not a chemical or biological toxin.
Two employees and two firefighters exposed to the substance were hospitalized as a precaution.
The building’s ventilation system was also shut down after the discovery because there were concerns the powder may have spread to other offices, employees were kept in the building while a HAZMAT team did its work.
After teams finished checking the building, the all clear was given around 6:30 p.m.
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