Looks like someone missing their Monday morning coffee may have triggered more than caffeine withdrawals today.
Around 7:32 a.m., D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services received a call reporting a “suspicious white powder” outside the Douglas Development Corporation building at 111 Massachusetts Avenue NW, according to the department. The substance was later determined to be “coffee creamer” when responders tested it at about 8:04 a.m.
Suspicious white powder at 111 Mass Ave., NW is coffee creamer – all units returning to service. pic.twitter.com/RDwkouNw9C— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 6, 2016
Call for suspicious white powder at 111 Mass. Ave. NW came in at 7:32a – units clearing scene one hour later. pic.twitter.com/ewqX9D6mYp— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 6, 2016
Disruptions from the incident appear to have been minimal: A spokesperson for FEMS says around 8:10 a.m., one westbound lane of traffic on Massachusetts Avenue NW was open.
Elsewhere in the District, FEMS responded to and extinguished a fire in a home near 15th and Kearney streets NE shortly after 9 a.m.
On Kearney St Units are now overhauling and going thru rehab. pic.twitter.com/AfOqwxyqRh— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 6, 2016