Lehigh Valley

Hazmat crews called to nursing home after white powder found

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Hazmat crews were called to an Allentown nursing home after a white powdery substance was found inside.

The situation unfolded around noon Wednesday, at Liberty Nursing Home at 17th & Liberty Streets.

According to fire officials, a nurse found the substance on the bathroom floor inside one of the resident's rooms.

Police say the powder was later determined to be a prescription pill that had been crushed into a powder.

The room where the powder was found was briefly evacuated.


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