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Materials that led to Kingsport evacuation not hazardous; jailed man wanted by Immigration Services

November 30th, 2011 12:52 pm by Rain Smith

Materials that led to Kingsport evacuation not hazardous; jailed man wanted by Immigration Services

KINGSPORT — Further testing revealed the materials which prompted Tuesday's evacuation of the Kingsport Justice Center were not hazardous, while the man they were confiscated from remained jailed on a hold from Immigration Services.

"We're pretty safe to say, through testing with FBI and other federal resources, the material that we had was most likely not a hazardous material," said Kingsport Police Department Deputy Chief David Quillin.

"Ten or 15 years ago, before 9/11, we probably wouldn't give something like that too much thought. But in the years since, the current world climate and terrorist activity, you have to."

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