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Israeli Consulate Evacuated For Suspicious Package

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Updated 01/30/12 – 5:20 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Israeli consulate in downtown Chicago was evacuated Monday afternoon after a worker opened a package containing a suspicious white powder.

According to the Fire Department, emergency crews responded at 3:40 p.m. to a report of a suspicious package at 500 W. Madison St.

The Israeli consulate is located at that address. It was evacuated as a precaution as emergency crews checked out the package.

No injuries were reported and fire officials said the suspicious material had been placed in a container and emergency crews were leaving the scene as of about 5:15 p.m.

The location is also across the street from Metra’s Ogilvie Transporation Center, but Metra said its trains were not being affected by the response to the suspicious package.

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