NYT Editor Target of Anthrax Hoax White powder sent in swastika envelope By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted May 11, 2012 2:32 AM CDT 1 comment Comments Chira is a 30-year veteran of the paper and served as foreign editor until recently. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Good things rarely come in envelopes bearing a skull and bones symbol and a swastika sticker, the husband of New York Times assistant managing editor Susan Chira discovered on Wednesday. The envelope he opened, which had a Manhattan post office box as the return address, contained a plastic bag labeled "weaponized Anthrax" and containing white powder, reports the Huffington Post. Cops and federal agents determined that the powder was harmless. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.