Microsoft building evacuated because of leaking mail package
October 19, 2012 · 2:49 PM
What started as a hazardous-materials situation turned out to be a package leaking substance from a broken snow globe on the Microsoft campus this afternoon.
According to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department, the Redmond police and fire departments responded to one of the buildings when a mail package was leaking a clear liquid. The building was evacuated for precautionary purposes while they waited for a haz-mat team to arrive from Bellevue.
Southbound lanes of 150th Avenue Northeast were closed in the 4300 block and northbound lanes of 150th Avenue Northeast were closed in 4100 block.
The building and all lanes of traffic are now open.