More suspicious letters found in Atlantic City amid Trenton anthrax scare

HMN- White powder calls continue across the nation. This story comes to us from The Trentonian


TRENTON- On the heels of an anthrax scare that shut down the Mercer County criminal courthouse, two more letters containing suspicious substances were discovered this week at an Atlantic City casino and post office, authorities said Thursday.

The FBI and the State Police’s Joint Terrorist Task Force are investigating to determine who sent the letters, which contained a suspicious substance that hazmat crews later determined was not toxic, said Trooper Alejandro Goez, a state police spokesman.

Investigators are exploring whether there is a link between the two suspicious letters found in Atlantic City and one mailed to a judge at the Mercer County criminal courthouse, about 90 miles northeast in Trenton.

The letter, which authorities believed was sent by a New Jersey inmate incarcerated an unspecified correction facility, caused panic at the South Warren Street courthouse. The building was evacuated Monday for more than an hour while a hazmat team tested an unknown white powdery substance inside the letter.

The substance was determined to be artificial sweetener, officials said.


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