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Courthouse employees taken to hospital after opening suspicious letter
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(WBIR) Six employees with the District Attorney General's office in the Sevier County Courthouse were taken to the hospital Wednesday after opening a letter that contained an unknown white powdery substance.

The move is a precaution as authorities investigate.

According to a release, Sevier County EMA, Sheriff's Department, Sevierville Fire Department, TBI, FBI and TEMA responded to the courthouse.

The TBI said one person had direct contact with the substance, which has not yet been identified. The origin of the contents still is being determined.


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