Authorities are investigating another case of suspicious materials at a federal office in downtown Binghamton.

Police and fire units were sent to the Binghamton Federal Building at 15 Henry Street around 11:55 a.m. Monday.

The Binghamton Federal Building was closed to the public as emergency crews assessed a potentially-hazardous material. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Emergency crews responded after a suspicious item was delivered to an office in the building.

The fire department's hazmat team was dispatched to deal with the material. A sign posted at the building's entrance advised people the facility was "closed until further notice."

Binghamton police and fire officials at the scene declined to comment on the matter.

The Henry Street building houses federal offices and courts. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A person who left the building indicated there was concern that a material like anthrax had been received. A United States Postal Service employee was seen exiting the building but it was not known whether she had delivered a potentially suspicious item.

The incident followed Friday's delivery of an envelope that contained a white powdery substance to the Social Security Administration offices at 2 Hawley Street.

Investigators said a note suggested the material was anthrax but tests indicated the material was not hazardous.

Broome County fire coordinator Jeffrey Buckler outside the Binghamton Federal Building on February 25, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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