22 Jul 2013

White powder letter sent to Invercargill jail

2:58 pm on 22 July 2013

Emergency services were called to Invercargill Prison on Monday after a staff member opened a letter containing white power.

Acting Senior Sergeant Deon McNaught said the Fire Service initially attended the incident at 8.35am at the administration block.

Mr McNaught said the block was secured by police, the Department of Corrections staff and the Fire Service.

Three administration staff including the person who had opened the envelope were put through a decontamination process.