Colona Police: Hazmat crew called to investigate claim of white powder expelled from bag, find nothing

COLONA, Illinois -- A Hazmat crew was sent into a home in Colona, after a resident said she opened a bag and white powder came from it, according to police.

The bag was from a former roommate, according to a spokesperson from the Colona Police Department.  Authorities were called to the 700 block of 4th Street after the resident opened the bag and said she was having trouble breathing afterward.

Police said the resident who opened the bag has severe asthma, which could have caused the breathing issues she was experiencing.

Around noon on Tuesday, July 9, two Hazmat technicians went into the house to investigate, but police said they found no powder or residue.  Police said the technicians suggested the powder may have been a cloud of dust.

There were no reported injuries, said police.

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