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Powder scare forces evacuation around Liberty Bell

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PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- Authorities evacuated the building that houses the Liberty Bell and a street next to it after they found a suspicious white powder.

The powder came from inside a balloon that was inside the visitors entrance to the Liberty Bell Center Thursday afternoon.

An FBI spokesman says the agency is testing the substance.  He says it's not explosive or radioactive, but what he calls a "biological substance."

No injuries are reported.

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