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Suspicious letter sent from ADOC facility to Montgomery Co. Courthouse

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A suspicious letter has been discovered in downtown Montgomery, which authorities say was  sent from a Department of Corrections facility to the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Sources say the letter contained a white powdery substance.

The Sheriff's Office contacted the Montgomery Fire Department after a court employee discovered the letter. A HazMat crew responded out of precaution and transported it away from the scene to an undisclosed location.

"We set up our de-con and got our teams ready to go in," said District Chief Eric Norton, of the Montgomery Fire Department. "And we retrieved the package, brought it out after we had sealed it again.  And it was already sealed when we entered the room."

The HazMat crew was seen removing the letter in a silver type can.

Authorities have not released any other details regarding the letter but say there is no threat to the public.

"We know where the letter came from," said Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. "We're in the process of working with the Department of Corrections and hopefully we'll be able to ascertain what's taken place why it has taken place."

There is currently no confirmation that the package has a connection to a suspicious letter that was sent to the Alabama Attorney General's office Wednesday. That package was later deemed non-toxic and an investigation is ongoing.

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