12 Mount Dora workers exposed to mystery white powder

Substance also sent to Social Security office in Leesburg

Golden Triangle Plaza in Mount Dora.

MOUNT DORA, Fla. - Twelve employees at Lake Emergency Medical Services in Mount Dora were exposed Wednesday to an unknown white powder that was later determined to be nonhazardous, officials said.

Mount Dora police said an enveloped arrived at the facility via the U.S. Postal Service at 11:30 a.m. at 2751 Old U.S. Highway 441.  

No one displayed any irregular symptoms, and no one was taken to a hospital, officials said.

A hazmat team determined that the powder was not a biohazard, but officials have not identified. It's not known who sent the substance.

According to its website, Lake Emergency Medical Services is a nonprofit organization that provides quality, community-based EMS services in Lake County.

Mount Dora police, Mount Dora and Tavares firefighters and a Lake County hazmat team were called to the facility. The postmaster general and the FBI have been informed of the incident.

Meanwhile, another suspicious substance was reported at the Social Security Office at 900 N. 14 th St. in Leesburg, officials said. No other details have been released.

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