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Mysterious substance found on Aiken mailboxes

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Authorities were called to invesigate a mysterious white substance that appeared on several on mailboxes in an Aiken neighborhood Tuesday.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety, along with the FBI South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, responded to the call in the 600 block of Washington Circle shortly after 2 p.m., Cpl. Jeremy Hembree said. The substance, which was described as being “similar to dry fire extinguisher powder,” was found on several mailboxes on Washington Circle.

Authorites tested the substance for more than five hours to determine its makeup, Hembree said. Residents were not asked to evacuate their homes, but the immediate area remained taped off.

After the substance was found to be harmless, public safety officers notified the neighborhood, Hembree said.

Authorities don’t know how the substance got on the mailboxes.

Aiken County Emergency Services and the National Guard Civil Support Team also aided the investigation.

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KSL
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KSL 06/12/13 - 12:08 am
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Washington Circle???

Washington Circle???

KSL
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KSL 06/12/13 - 12:16 am
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Section 8 at its very

Section 8 at its very inception. Check it out. Developers made a killing? Houses were sold to bb people who had no clue about upkeep and maintenance. The same reason public housing has maintenance problems.

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soapy_725 06/12/13 - 08:18 am
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In some areas this white substance would have been
Unpublished

junk mail. The postman (aka CIA operative ) left the white powder to cause panic and a necessity for more government regulation. The whole neighborhood could be contaminated and require demolition. Resident would be relocated to upscale communities. The USPS will now hire ex military to sweep all mailboxes prior to the normal mail routes. The USPS will buy 200,000 black Chevy Surburbans, initially, from the federal government (aka General Motors ) at a per each cost of $75,000.

Once again, we have been saved from a world catastropy by our benevolent "Big Brother". Hail BB Hail BB

Haki
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Haki 06/12/13 - 02:37 pm
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KSL

I see some things never change. You really should think before spouting off. Your statement has no relevance here.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/12/13 - 03:07 pm
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You know, quite honestly, if

You know, quite honestly, if I walked out to my mailbox and found some mysterious white substance on it, I'd probably just wipe it off or just hose it off! There'd be no horror and fear gripping my mind, body and soul!! Good grief!
I don't know...maybe that's being extremely naïve and ignorant, but it is what it is.

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bdouglas 06/12/13 - 07:32 pm
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Mysterious white substance

Mysterious white substance appears on my mailbox weekly. Turns out, the birds just like to sit on top of the post and target practice.

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