K-9 medication prompts emergency response at Springfield police - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

K-9 medication prompts emergency response at Springfield police

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A report of powder spilling out of a package at Springfield police headquarters Monday triggered a response from the state's hazardous response team.

Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Guyer told Western Mass News that a call came in for that suspicious package on the second floor of headquarters just before 10 a.m.

Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney explained that a cadet was making a mail run and a "large manila envelope addressed to a Springfield Police K-9 Officer that contained a K-9 Vitamin Supplement from the Springfield Kennel Club" was in that delivery.

"One of the pills must have gotten crushed in the delivery and some of the powder residue spilled out upon delivery" to the commissioner's office, Delaney added. 

Police department staff called the Springfield fire department to check the powder that had spilled out.

"The envelope was opened and it did in fact contain K-9 Supplements," Delaney said.

Those working near the package were moved, but the police station remained open, with dispatchers still working on the first floor. 

A portion of Pearl Street near the police station, was blocked off while crews investigated, but that section of roadway has since reopened.

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