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About 60 employees were evacuated from the offices of a Marysville newspaper after a suspicious envelope with a foul odor was delivered.

Several employees at the Appeal-Democrat newspaper complained of burning eyes, shaking and nausea after coming into contact with the envelope. Newspaper reporter Harold Kruger says the envelope was wired shut and dropped through a mail slot.

After examining the envelope, officials told the newspaper´s staff that the envelope may have been sealed with an epoxy that caused some people to have a reaction.

The staff was ordered to leave around 2 p.m. and were allowed to return about 90 minutes later.

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