KEW GARDENS (WABC) — New York Police Department field tests have ruled a white powder sent with a threatening letter to the Queens office of Congressman Anthony Weiner is not hazardous.
Workers reported the discovery in the Kew Gardens Road office just before 1:50 p.m.
Nine people in the office were being checked out, although none were reported to be injured.
Police say the letter was handwritten in block letters and made a threat related to Weiner’s vote on the sweeping federal health care legislation.
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It was the latest in a string of several threats made against Weiner and apparently linked to the health care vote.
He has also received profanity laced letters with anti-Semitic rhetoric. One had a swastika and called him “Schlomo Weiner,” among other things.
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