Tacoma firefighters are evacuating a Multi-Care building in downtown Tacoma after a suspicious powder was found.
Crews responded to 737 S. Fawcett Avenue around 3:35 p.m., according to scanner chatter. A HAZMAT team is investigating what the powder is.
The Multi-Care building is not a patient facility.
We’ll post updates as we learn more.
UPDATE: Tacoma police officers are on the scene, assisting with traffic control.
UPDATE 2: Tests of a powder found in a package at a Multi-Care building in downtown Tacoma have tested negative for dangerous chemicals.
Further tests will be done to confirm the initial finding.
Tacoma firefighters evacuated the finance building 737 S. Fawcett Ave. after the suspicious powder was found.
About 250 employees were in the building when the powder was discovered.
Many waited inside four air conditioned Pierce Transit buses while
a HAZMAT team determined what the substance is. Others lounged in
shade near the building.