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Shoreview bank facility evacuated after receiving suspicious substance

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An envelope containing a suspicious substance prompted authorities to evacuate a Wells Fargo building in Shoreview on Thursday, news sources report.

The Pioneer Press reports that authorities arrived on the scene around 2:30 p.m. after a person at the operation center for the bank opened the envelope. The building's security safely evacuated all people before authorities arrived.

According to the Pioneer Press, one person was treated on the scene and then taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Although the person did not show any symptoms at the time, he or she might have come into contact with the suspicious substance.

The Star Tribune reports that the North Suburban Hazardous Materials Team handled the removal of the suspicious substance, which is now being tested by the Minnesota Department of Health.

According to the Star Tribune, the building and surrounding area was decontaminated and cleared by authorities.

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