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All clear given after Cigna HealthSpring receives envelope with 'cyanide' written on it

(FOX 17 News)

UPDATE: A spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department said the all clear has been given after Cigna HealthSpring received a package with the word 'cyanide' written on it.

Police, fire and HAZMAT crews were called to the scene in North Nashville at about 9 a.m. after the business received a "suspicious package."

Metro Police said there was no evidence that a crime had been given and the NFD said the all-clear was given.

The company released the following statement about the incident:

"Earlier today, an employee with Cigna-HealthSpring discovered a suspicious substance in an envelope while opening mail. Employees were immediately removed from the area and referred to medical care as a precaution, while the appropriate authorities were notified, including fire, police and federal mail inspectors. The authorities have inspected the site, determined no exposure of contaminants to employees, declared the facility safe, and will continue to investigate the incident. Preliminary investigation shows this to be a commercially available product. We are fully cooperating with the investigation of the envelope and its origin, and the safety of our colleagues continues to be our top priority."

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Police, fire and HAZMAT crews are responding after Cigna HealthSpring in North Nashville received a package with one word written on it, 'cyanide.'

Crews arrived on scene at 530 Great Circle at about 9 a.m.


Police said a letter was delivered with the word 'cyanide' written on it. Employees are still inside the building.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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