Stanford Report, October 31, 2001
|Substance at 651 Serra
nonhazardous; building reopened Oct. 31.
The 651 Serra St. building reopened Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2:00 p.m after lab tests determined there was no biological hazard in the building.
A suspicious letter containing an unidentified substance was received at 651 Serra St. the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30. As a precaution, the building was evacuated and remained closed while authorities conducted tests to identify the substance.
Tuesday's letter was the second such incident at 651 Serra St. in little over a week. On Monday, Oct. 22, the building was evacuated after an employee opened a piece of mail containing a suspicious substance and a threatening letter. Test results released Tuesday, Oct. 23, revealed that this substance also was not hazardous.
community's health and safety is our paramount concern, and we will
take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe workplace,"
President John Hennessy said Tuesday, Oct. 30. "I deeply appreciate
the patience and dedication staff members have shown despite the
difficult circumstances these situations present."