Suspicious Envelope Found at Israeli Embassy

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010  |  Updated 9:16 PM EDT
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Suspicious Envelope Found at Israeli Embassy

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Authorities said they are investigating an envelope with a white powdery substance found at the Israeli Embassy.

U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien says envelope was found at the northwest Washington embassy Wednesday afternoon. FBI removed the suspected envelope from the embassy to be analyzed. There were no injuries.

D.C. fire and EMS department spokesman Pete Piringer said the envelope was found in the embassy's mailroom. Piringer said hazardous material teams are conducting tests.

He said there are no current illnesses or threats associated with the envelope and the building was not evacuated.

Embassy spokesman Jonathan Peled said the envelope was sent to the embassy, and not someone in particular. He says it was not opened.

He said Wednesday night that all has returned to normal at the embassy.


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