Suspicious Powder at Downtown D.C. Restaurant

White powder letters surface in several states

D.C. Fire and the FBI responded to a report of a suspicious powder at a restaurant in downtown D.C. Tuesday afternoon.

Hazmat crews determined that the powder found inside Aria Pizzeria & Bar was not hazardous. No one was hospitalized.

Hazmat responded to a report of a letter with an unknown substance at a restaurant on F Street NW Monday evening. F was closed between Ninth and 10th streets while hazmat investigated the letter at Amorini Panini. It was taken to a lab for further analysis.

White powder letters have also surfaced in Texas, New England and New York Monday and Tuesday.

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