White Powder Sent to Rep. Anthony Weiner

It came with a threatening letter over health care reform

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 25, 2010 4:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – The nastiness continues: New York congressman Anthony Weiner received a threatening letter with white powder today, forcing an evacuation of his Queens office. NYPD and federal officials are testing the powder. The letter railed health care reform, which the outspoken Weiner supported, reports the New York Post. He's one of at least 10 Democratic congressman to receive threats.

"The NYPD was immediately alerted and have responded appropriately by sending a Haz-Mat team," said Weiner in a statement. "My first priority is the safety of my staff and neighbors, and the authorities are currently taking steps to investigate and resolve the situation."

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questions former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman on Capitol Hill in 2007.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questions former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman on Capitol Hill in 2007.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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