Crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the FBI are investigating after someone dropped off a vial marked “Ebola” at a company in Danbury, claiming it was a cure for the disease.
DEEP said a man dropped a package off at International Communications, 3 Corporate Drive, mistakenly believing it was a medical facility, and claimed it contained a cure for the disease.
The building was secured, but everyone has been allowed back inside after local health officials determined it could reopen.The scene has cleared.
No one was reported injured.
The Danbury Fire Department called in crews from DEEP, who said they do not believe the contents of the vial pose any risk and field tests are being done to verify that.
As a precaution, DEEP said they would pack the vial up and transport it to the state laboratory for more tests.