Powder scare locks down Adelphi U. building

More than 100 Adelphi University students were quarantined for hours Tuesday while police investigated a powdery substance found in a campus building.

Police described the powder as an orange-brown granular substance. It was found inside an office in Alumnae Hall. Police and hazmat crew later determined the substance was medicated foot powder.

Within moments of receiving a call about the substance, Nassau police set up a perimeter around the building. The students and faculty members were kept inside for five hours.

Police are still investigating where the foot powder came from.

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