Tea Powder Closed NAACP Office

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Tea Powder Closed NAACP Office

Getty Images

advertisement

The powdery substance that prompted the evacuation of the NAACP’s Washington office turned out to be tea.

NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary Shelton said Monday the envelope contained a smaller envelope with powdery material.
 
The business-sized envelope had no return address and was simply addressed to the civil rights organization’s office in downtown Washington.
 
NAACP employees called the police and left their offices. Shelton said law enforcement officials inspected the material and told him it was tea.
 
In October and November 2001, five people were killed after coming in contact with mailings containing anthrax.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out