Times Hit by White Powder Scare

Letter addressed to editorial editor
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 22, 2008 2:27 PM CDT
In October 2001, then New York Times reporter Judith Miller opened an envelope that also contained white powder. The substance tested harmless.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
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(Newser) – A New York Times employee found white powder inside an envelope earlier today, prompting police to evacuate that floor, close the office lobby, and ask three workers to bag their clothing and shower, the paper's City Room reports. The letter was addressed to editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal. The newspaper had a similar scare in October 2001, but that substance tested harmless.