Suspicious letter prompts local, federal response to Franklin IRS building

(Source: MGN)
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 2:07 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A suspicious letter prompted local and federal authorities to respond Tuesday morning to the IRS building in Franklin.

Franklin Police and Fire Departments responded to the building, located at 127 International Drive, at about 9 a.m. An employee had reported feeling mildly ill after opening the letter.

Out of an abundance of caution, police said, that employee went through a decontamination process with the fire department before being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

First responders restricted access to the building during the investigation. A series of preliminary field tests of the letter did not indicate the presence of any danger.

The letter was surrendered to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for further evaluation. The FBI and Metro Police also responded to assist.

The building has been reopened.