White powder, written threat delivered to Islamic center in West Chester

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WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WLWT) – White powder and a written threat were delivered to an Islamic center in West Chester Tuesday, police said.

WDTN’s news partner in Cincinnati, WLWT, reports crews are investigating the non hazardous material package at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in the 8000 block of Plantation Drive.

Officials said that they did not evacuate the center – only the room in which the powder was discovered.

West Chester fire trucks, ambulances and a vehicle from Homeland Security have responded to the center.

A worker in protective gear was seen entering the center. When he came back out, firefighters hosed him down. An initial test on a sample was inconclusive and officials said a second test would be required.

A kids basketball camp is taking place at the center Tuesday and those kids have been isolated inside.

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