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Slaton Man Falls Sick After Opening Mail

The FBI says anthrax was not responsible for a Slaton man becoming ill after opening his mail Saturday afternoon.

Henry Espenoza reportedly became sick after opening a letter from Slaton ISD that contained a white, powdery substance.

Wolfforth hazmat crews responded to Espenoza's home and delivered the substance to the FBI. The FBI determined the substance was not hazardous, but are still investigating what caused Espenoza to get sick.

Espenoza was taken by ambulance to UMC where he was treated and released.

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