Main | Thursday, March 25, 2010

White Powder Mailed To Rep. Anthony Weiner's New York Office

Today Rep. Anthony Weiner's New York office in Queens received a package containing white powder and a threatening letter.
Emergency service units evacuated the Democratic congressman's fifth-floor office in Kew Gardens, officials said. "They came over the loudspeaker: 'Don't be alarmed. Just the fifth floor is being evacuated,'" said Kathy Farrell, 44, who works at an orthopedic surgeon's office next door. "They weren't in too much of a rush to get us out." The package was received about 1 p.m. No one was injured, but Hazardous Materials experts were still analyzing the contents. Weiner issued a statement saying: "Earlier today an envelope containing white powder and a threatening letter was delivered to my community office in Kew Gardens. The NYPD was immediately alerted and have responded appropriately by sending a Haz-Mat team. Any questions related to their response should be directed to the NYPD. My first priority is the safety of my staff and neighbors, and the authorities are currently taking steps to investigate and resolve the situation."
Remember, the GOP's incendiary language isn't responsible for this.

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