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Some staff at psychiatric hospital evacuated amid fears over 'white substance'

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ADMINISTRATION staff at a psychiatric hospital in the Midlands were evacuated this afternoon after a "white substance" was handed in.

Gardai are investigating the incident which happened at St Loman's in Mullingar today.

"A small number of staff were evacuated as a precaution and no patients were affected," a spokeswoman for the HSE told Independent.ie.

It is understood that an envelope containing the white substance was handed in earlier in the day.

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