MAIDEN, NC (WBTV)- A Catawba County church is back open after a suspicious package containing a powdery substance was mailed to the church Thursday.
Catawba County Emergency Management authorized Providence Road Baptist Church that it can reopen.
Friday, The church received notice that state lab results confirmed that no bioterrorism agents were present in a white powder sample taken from the church.
Thursday a church staff member opened an envelope that came in the mail and the powder spilled out of the envelope. That man then called police.
HazMat teams were called to the church and went through the decontamination process. The staff member was transported to the hospital as a precaution, but has not complained of any illness.