Another suspicious package delivered to state building

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Another suspicious package is causing concern for state workers, this time at the State Motor Pool building on South Ripley Street.

Workers notified authorities of a powdery substance coming from one of the mailbags, though it wasn't immediately clear if the substance was coming from a letter in the bag or just on the bag itself.

The discovery follows Monday's delivery of envelopes with a white powdery substance, later determined harmless, delivered to at least eight state capitol buildings including Alabama's.

Col. Chris Murphy with the Alabama Department of Public Safety says a HazMat team is in the process of determining if the substance found Wednesday was toxic. Murphy says the investigation is precautionary, adding that the department hasn't made a connection to the events of Monday.

"We don't know if it's a shear mistake...but people were nervous about it," Murphy said. "Safety is paramount."

Murphy said after safety concerns are dealt with a criminal investigation will begin.

Stay with WSFA 12 News as we gather more information on this developing story.