Accidentally Crushed Tylenol Causes Anthrax Scare in Queens Court

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Mailing some baby Tylenol to a colleague who had been complaining of a cold was an innocent (if uninspired) prank for one Queens prosecutor, until said Tylenol got crushed in the mail and became a white powder sent to the Queens Criminal Court, where it naturally sparked a panic over anthrax. "The mailroom in the courthouse on Queens Blvd. was evacuated and seven people were about to be treated for exposure to a potentially toxic substance," the Daily News reports. To be fair, Tylenol has been getting a pretty scary reputation lately.