Toms River Police were on the scene at the Rite Aid on Route 37 Monday afternoon around 1:40 pm after receiving a call in reference to a suspicious package that was later deemed safe.

Employees advised the responding police officers that they had opened up a mail package that was delivered to the store and found a newspaper inside.

They believed that they may have been exposed to an unknown powder like substance that was either on the newspaper or inside the box.

A preliminary inspection of the package by the New Jersey State Police HAZMAT Unit and the Berkeley Township HAZMAT Unit deemed the package to be safe.

Two Rite Aid employees were transported to Community Medical Center out of an abundance of caution.

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