'White Powder' Package Sent to Palin

Eighth package sent to governors
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2008 2:49 AM CST
A hazmat team leaves the state office building in Juneau, Alaska, where a letter containing a white power was opened.    (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – A package containing a suspicious white powder originating in Texas was intercepted yesterday en route to Gov. Sarah Palin's office, AP reports. Seven similar packages have been sent this week to other governors. They all contained harmless powder, but results of tests on the Alaska letter are pending.

The latest letter was not addressed to Sarah Palin but to her predecessor, Frank Murkowski, who left office two years ago. The Juneau building housing the mailroom, a block from the Capitol, was evacuated and a Hazmat team was called in. The worker who opened the letter showed no signs of exposure to a hazardous material.
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