FBI: Two taken to hospital after suspicious substance found in package at IRS building

The FBI is now investigating a suspicious package found at a South Austin IRS building (Photo: CBS Austin)

A reported suspicious package found at the IRS building in south Austin prompted a hazardous material investigation Friday afternoon.

Austin Fire, Police and ATCEMS responded to 3600 block of S IH-35 close to 12:20 p.m.

The FBI is leading the investigation, according to Austin Police.

According to the FBI, a package disperse a "suspicious substance" into the air when opened and exposed several employees. At least one employee reported a "negative reaction."

Austin-Travis County EMS says 18 people were involved, and two adult females were taken to Dell Seton with non life-threatening complaints.

The substance will be taken to an FBI lab for further analysis.

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