Police Investigating White Powder Found at Rep. Weiner's Office

Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Queens office of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner related to his support of national health care legislation.

The letter with suspicious white powder was discovered Thursday afternoon at the congressman's office in Kew Gardens.

Police say the letter was related to the sweeping federal health care legislation.

Police evacuated the office and haz-mat crews decontaminated nine employees as a precaution. Police crews were field testing the substance to determine if it was dangerous. The substance was also to undergo a more sophisticated lab test at the Department of Environmental Protection.

Many Democrats around the country who supported the new legislation have had bricks hurled through windows and menacing obscenity-laced phone messages left.

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