Suspicious envelope sent to Phoenix City Hall

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(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)

A scare at Phoenix City Hall was averted Wednesday afternoon after authorities deemed a suspicious envelope harmless.

The envelope was delivered to the 11th floor just after 4 p.m.

City staff noticed it and called police.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the bomb squad arrived and determined the envelope contained a small amount of a powder substance.

Crump said the bomb squad deemed it safe.

The envelope also contained writings that were rambling and made no sense, Crump said.

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