Rendell's office receives suspicious mail

December 17, 2008 1:16:48 PM PST
No one was hurt but part of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg was closed for about an hour Wednesday after a suspicious envelope arrived in the governor's mail. Officials say a clerk in the governor's mail room discovered white powder leaking from an envelope at around 2 p.m. Police shut down that section of the Capitol and ordered about a dozen employees out of nearby offices.

Gov. Ed Rendell's spokesman, Chuck Ardo, says the envelope was postmarked from Texas - just like similar letters that have been sent to more than 40 governors' offices around the country.

Authorities have said that the powder in all of those letters tested negative for any dangerous toxins.


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