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Suspicious substance in Oklahoma Capitol area identified as glitter

The Oklahoma Agriculture Department was quarantined Thursday while law enforcement officials investigated a suspicious substance in an envelope, department spokeswoman Kirby Smith said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm •  Published: January 30, 2014

An envelope full of glitter caused a state agency to be quarantined Thursday morning while law enforcement officials investigated.

A state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry employee working in the mailroom opened an envelope about 10 a.m. and a substance spilled out onto her hands and clothes, department spokeswoman Kirby Smith said.

Department officials called the state Capitol Patrol to investigate. The Oklahoma City Police Department's hazardous materials team was asked to assist, Smith said.

Shortly after noon, investigators determined the suspicious substance was glitter, Smith said. has disabled the comments for this article.