A hazmat team was called to the Hemminger Law Group office in Langford after staff received an envelope with white powder.

A hazmat team was called to the Hemminger Law Group office in Langford on Sept. 7, 2018, after staff received an envelope with white powder.

The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit has determined that the white powder that was sent to a Langford law firm was harmless but testing is still being done to identify the substance.

On Sept. 7, a hazmat team was called to Hemminger Law Group’s office, located at 2745 Veterans Memorial Pky after an employee received an envelope containing a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.

The hazmat team set up a decontamination tent outside of the building and the employees who may have been in contact with the powder were examined.

West Shore RCMP spokesman Const. Matt Baker said preliminary testing by the explosive disposal unit determined the powder was benign and wasn’t a danger to the public.

Forensic Identification Services is now working to identify the powder with further tests. West Shore RCMP are still looking for the suspect who sent the letter. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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