Tuesday, September 14, 2010

When did America become afraid of its own shadow?

I'm not sure whether I find this funny or sad or both....

"Police said a substance found inside Decatur City Hall Monday was baby formula and not a hazardous material.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the cleaning crew found a white, powdery substance in a women's restroom on the first floor and called police. A hazardous materials unit was called, along with Huntsville's Haz-Mat unit, to test the substance, police said.

As a precaution, Decatur police evacuated the building and postponed Monday night's scheduled City Council meeting.


The substance found was determined to be baby formula, police said. Emergency personnel also found a diaper and an Enfamil wrapper in a trash can near the bathroom, along with two women carrying a diaper bag in surveillance photos, police said.

Decatur police said policy and procedure was followed in investigating the substance after it was discovered by the cleaning crew."

A formula wrapper and a diaper in the trash but that white powder on the changing table must be a) baby powder, b) baby formula or c) weaponized anthrax?

For the record Decatur is a town of 55k people and Huntsville has their own HAZ-MAT team for their 176,000 residents.

Cheers!

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