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About 800 U.S. Navy personnel have been evacuated from a building in Arlington, Va., after a letter was found to contain a suspicious white powder on Thursday morning.

The letter was found at Commander Naval Personnel, the Navy’s office for personnel matters, near the Court House district of Arlington, just a few miles from the Pentagon.

According to a military official, about 800 people were evacuated after a “white powder” was found in an envelope. Arlington country officials are on the scene.

“A suspicious substance was found in the mailroom of Building #12 at Naval Support Facility – Arlington, Va. As a precaution, all personnel are currently being evacuated. The situation is ongoing and currently under investigation and we will provide additional details as they become available,” a Navy statement said.

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