first_imgMONTEREY PARK – A pinkish powder found in an envelope at a business here Tuesday caused one woman to become ill and 80 people to be evacuated, but authorities said the substance was harmless.“The contents inside the envelope were a pink granular-type material. It appeared to be less than a quarter of a teaspoon, and it was tested here … by HAZMAT crews and it appears it was some kind of drink mix,” said Monterey Park police Lt. Larry Giannone.The scare began about 3 a.m. at First Data Corp., a bill processing center at 2525 Corporate Place.The woman who discovered the powder reportedly vomited, the lieutenant said. Paramedics treated another woman who said she felt ill.Police said she followed company policy by bagging the suspicious envelope and notifying her supervisor.All the employees were let back into the business shortly before 6 a.m. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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