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Apple Park Update: White Powder Found in Envelope Leads to Evacuation of Cupertino Campus

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Apple Park was partially evacuated after an envelope with a white powder substance was discovered.

In Cupertino, part of the Apple Park campus was evacuated after first responders discovered an envelope, and there was a white powder substance in the envelope, NBC Bay Area reports. The Santa Clara County Fire Department’s incident report shows a fire alarm and hazmat response at Apple’s headquarters just after noon local time.

According to the publication, emergency personnel has determined that the situation is under control, and employees can go back inside. It is unclear what the substance may have been.

Apple told employees at Apple Park that “authorities concluded that there was no presence of hazardous materials,” according to an email obtained later in the day by The Verge. The email says that operations at the campus are back to normal and that “all sections are open.”

Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment about what might be going on. After rescheduling return-to-office plans for its employees several times, Apple will start a “phased approach” to its hybrid work pilot in April.