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Crews investigate suspicious package in Indian Orchard

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Hazardous material teams were called to an Indian Orchard business Wednesday afternoon.

Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield's fire commissioner, said that city firefighters and members of the state's Department of Fire Services responded for a report of a suspicious package at E&V Automotive at 11 Front Street.

"A man opened a package and was overcome by a foul smell from a strange substance inside," Leger added.

The package, material, and building was been isolated.

Upon investigation, it was found that it contained a trace amount of hydrochloric acid, but it wasn't a sufficient amount that came into contact with that man to pose a hazard.

Leger noted that following the investigation, the package was no longer considered suspicious.

That man was evaluated and treated on-scene by EMS.

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