STOCKHOLM - The staff of the US embassy in the Swedish capital have evacuated the building after a suspect letter was found and police are investigating, police and the embassy said on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said she had been told by police that a white powder had leaked out in the building, but neither she nor the police had further details.

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Spokesman Jeff Anderson said essential staff had left the building while police investigated.


"We are looking into a possible security incident," he added.