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Suspicious Powder Found at Super Bowl Hotels, Giuliani’s Office [Update]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: MetLife Stadium is seen from the window of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Blackhawk helicopter ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII on January 31, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Helicopters flown by
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Adding an element of fear to a Super Bowl already beset with less-than-stellar ticket sales, a number of hotels around Met Life Stadium on Friday reported a suspicious white powder found in their mail rooms. Across the Hudson, another envelope containing white powder turned up in Rudy Giuliani’s mail. Fortunately, that material appears to be nontoxic, and nobody has been reported injured so far. “Among the seven locations are two hotels in Lyndhurst, two in Carlstadt, and one in East Rutherford,” reports The New Jersey State Police said in a statement that the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Hazard Materials units had responded to “several locations that have received a suspicious letter and substance.” 

Update: At least one of the envelopes sent to a hotel turns out to be benign, per CNN: “The contents of one letter sent to the Homewood Suites in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was tested and determined to be cornstarch, according to East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella.”

Update: Looks like whatever it is is not dangerous, per the FBI:

Suspicious Powder Found at Super Bowl Hotels