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  • White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated

    04/28/2016 6:13:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies ^ | 28 Apr 16 | ABC
    White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDNY, EMS, and NYPD were called to Trump Tower in Manhattan after a suspicious white powder was found. The powder was discovered around 8:15 p.m. in the 5th floor mailroom. A Trump Campaign source tells ABC News the 5th floor offices have been evacuated at Trump Tower, but most staff had already left for the day.
  • Former Capitol clerk pleads in white powder hoax (Iowa; State Capitol)

    12/15/2015 5:14:35 AM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 5 replies
    "DES MOINES, Iowa —A former state legislative clerk has pleaded guilty in a white powder scare at the Capitol Building in 2012."
  • Envelope tests positive for anthrax in the Bahamas

    10/21/2001 11:38:34 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies · 337+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 22nd October 2001 | Ananova
    An envelope containing white powder in a Nassau post office has initially tested positive for anthrax. This is the first discovery of anthrax in the Caribbean, officials say. The letter was destined for a Bahamas address and had a local stamp, claims Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson. Investigators are naming the recipient or whether the envelope had a return address. Lab tests at a Nassau hospital indicate the presence of anthrax spores, says Chief Medical Officer Marceline Dahl-Regis. Officials are now waiting for the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm it the bacterium. None of the 10 employees ...
  • 6 hotels near NJ Super Bowl stadium have received envelopes containing suspicious white powder

    01/31/2014 11:03:09 AM PST · by kcvl · 27 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ‏@nbc6 · 14m #BREAKING: 6 hotels near NJ Super Bowl stadium have received envelopes containing suspicious white powder:
  • 2 crows plus a bag of flour equals a hazmat scene [WA]

    07/17/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    THE HERALD, EVERETT, WASHINGTON ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 1:44 p.m. | Herald staff
    EDMONDS -- Traffic in Edmonds was detoured for more than an hour Tuesday while a hazardous materials team investigated a report of a suspicious powder discovered at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Edmonds Street. "It turns out the white powdery substance is, in fact, flour," Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. A witness told firefighters that a couple of crows were to blame.
  • More white powder incidents in New York; police see Occupy link

    05/01/2012 1:05:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/12 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three new envelopes containing suspicious white powder were sent to New York City banks and news organizations on Tuesday, along with notes suggesting the sender sympathizes with the Occupy Wall Street's Day of May 1 protests, police said. A total of ten letter-sized envelopes were sent over the last two days, and at least some contained an identical note saying "This is a reminder that you are not in control" and "Happy May Day," police spokesman Paul Browne said. In all ten cases, the substance turned out to be non toxic and in several cases the...
  • White powder sent to 'Dancing with the Stars' studio

    09/29/2011 8:08:48 AM PDT · by CometBaby · 25 replies
    L.A. Now ^ | 09/28/2011 | Editorial
    Authorities responded Wednesday to the CBS Television Studios in the Fairfax district after a white powdery substance was found in a letter addressed to "Dancing with the Stars," one of the shows filmed there. The call came out about 3:30 p.m. at the CBS studios in the 7800 block of Beverly Boulevard. The substance was determined be harmless after being examined by the Los Angeles Police Department's hazardous materials personnel. It is the second time in as many months that a letter containing an unknown powder was sent to the studios. Earlier, a similar substance was found in a threatening...
  • Bristol Palin target of threat?

    11/20/2010 5:42:33 AM PST · by FredJake · 12 replies ^ | 11/19/2010 | Joe Newby
    There is something about the name 'Palin' that brings out the crazy in some people. TMZ reported Friday night that an envelope addressed to Bristol Palin apparently contained an unknown powdery substance. According to TMZ, authorities were contacted and part of the studio containing "Dancing With the Stars" offices was evacuated. An FBI spokesman told TMZ, "The L.A.P.D., L.A. City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials responded to a report of a threatening letter containing white powder received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles." The spokesman also said that while initial field screening was negative for hazardous material, additional testing would...
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce a Reward for Information...

    08/14/2010 4:55:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies - Press Release ^ | August 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce a Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person(s) Responsible for the Recent Mailings of White Powder Letters in the North Texas Area Randall C. Till, Inspector in Charge, Fort Worth Division, U.S Postal Inspection Service, and Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Dallas, FBI, announce a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the recent mailings of letters containing white powder in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Beginning August...
  • Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings in Wash., Idaho, Utah

    06/14/2010 9:57:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Seattle Area Local News ^ | 6/14/2010 | by and CNN
    BELLEVUE The FBI is investigating after envelopes containing white powder showed up in government offices from Seattle to Boise. In Bellevue, a building with offices of the Internal Revenue Service was evacuated around 12:30 p.m. A female worker said she opened an envelope in the mailroom and white powder "poofed" out. "One worker was directly exposed and another worker was close enough nearby to be concerned. We've taken both of them to the hospital," said Lt. Eric Keenan of the Bellevue Fire Dept. Federal and local investigators converged on the four-story building. While Port of Seattle bomb dogs searched...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters

    04/29/2010 2:54:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters BIRMINGHAMA federal grand jury today indicted two men in connection with a series of hoax anthrax letters that were mailed in Alabama this month and in March, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer and Federal Protective Service Threat Management Branch Chief Curtis Huston announced. The first 15 counts of the 24-count indictment charge CLIFTON LAMAR CLIFF DODD, 38, of Lincoln, with mailing 15 hoax letters between March 6 and April 5 that contained a threat in the form of...
  • White Powder Substance found in mail in North Texas School(s)

    04/06/2010 9:46:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 17 replies · 623+ views
    FoxNews | Monday, April 6, 2010 | self
    Apparently a white powdery substance was released when a secretary at a Dallas elementary school opened the mail this morning... They were rushed to the hospital and it was determined to be non-life threatening... HAZMAT teams at two (2) separate campuses in the area have been evacuated... No further news at this time...
  • FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama

    01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST · by JustPiper · 49 replies · 3,138+ views ^ | 1-4-10 | Breaking News
    Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed. Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.
  • Statewide Anthrax Scare- Suspicious powder mailed to 3 Alabama Republican Congressmen

    01/04/2010 11:46:35 AM PST · by BP2 · 62 replies · 3,203+ views
    WKRG News ^ | Mon, Jan 04, 2010 - 1:05 pm CST | Jamie Burch
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating a statewide anthrax scare. Local lawmakers are among the targets. Letters with white powder were sent to the offices of Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and Congressman Jo Bonner around the state. The 15th floor of the RSA Tower in downtown Mobile, where one of Bonner's offices is located, has been evacuated as a precaution. So has Bonner's office in Foley. It's located in a shopping center on McKenzie Street. More than a dozen businesses, including the News 5 bureau, have also been evacuated. The FBI says everything they've tested so...

    03/05/2009 1:01:28 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 747+ views
    March 3, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: ARAPAHOE COUNTY INMATE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAILING THREATENING LETTER WITH WHITE POWDER DENVER - Marc Harold Ramsey, age 40, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 30 months in federal prison for mailing a threatening communication. Following his term of incarceration, Chief Judge Daniel ordered Ramsey to serve an additional 3 years of supervised release. Ramsey must also pay a $100 special assessment, which goes to a general victims of crime fund. Ramsey, who is in custody, was remanded. Marc...
  • U.S. Homeland Security Department evacuated for dead fish, white powder

    02/07/2009 4:29:31 AM PST · by Justice Department · 13 replies · 943+ views
    WASHINGTON, The U.S. Homeland Security Department building was evacuated on Friday after receiving suspicious dead fish and white powder. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the department was briefly evacuated after an employee received a package containing a dead fish and white powder. The authorities has made a swift response to the reports on the suspicious package delivered to the department office in downtown Washington, D.C., said FBI spokeswoman Kate Schweit. She also said that the area around the office has been secured by local police and fire department, and the package has been taken to a lab for...
  • Man Arrested in New Mexico for Sending Threatening White-Powder Laced Hoax Letters...

    02/04/2009 12:03:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 964+ views ^ | February 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Man Arrested in New Mexico for Sending Threatening White-Powder Laced Hoax Letters to Banks Across the U.S. DALLAS At a press conference held today in Dallas, acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas FBI, and Randall C. Till, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Fort Worth Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced that special agents and postal inspectors arrested Richard Leon Goyette, a/k/a Michael Jurek, 47, yesterday at the airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico,...
  • Woman Charged With Importing into Australia Concealed in Her Bra

    01/23/2009 1:59:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 551+ views ^ | Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(LAWFUEL) - A 20-year-old Malaysian woman faced court in Melbourne today charged with attempting to import approximately 400 grams of heroin into Australia concealed within her bra." SNIPPET: "A female Customs officer conducted a frisk search of the woman which revealed inconsistencies around the womans bra and a package containing a white powder was subsequently located. Further testing of the white powder revealed approximately 400 grams of heroin concealed inside the package in the womans clothing."
  • Laura Ingraham also a target of white powder sent to the Wall Street Journal and others

    01/23/2009 12:35:54 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies · 283+ views ^ | 01/23/09 |
    As the FBI investigates the source of white powder found in mail sent to the downtown New York office of the Wall Street Journal and to Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, published reports say syndicated talker Laura Ingraham was another target of the same batch of anthrax-resembling letters. A letter allegedly addressed to her was reportedly sent to Fox News in New York, which then forwarded it to Ingrahams home. Tests made on the powdery-substance came up negative for anthrax, but the scare caused the evacuation of the Wall Street Journals office. All letters had a Knoxville, Tennessee return...