Super Bowl powder scare

2014-01-31 21:05
Police K9 officer Kirk Boone gets some love from his police dog Kato, as they keep watch on crowds attending Super Bowl attractions. (Ted S Warren, AP)

Police K9 officer Kirk Boone gets some love from his police dog Kato, as they keep watch on crowds attending Super Bowl attractions. (Ted S Warren, AP)

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Carlstadt - The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, the NFL championship that's the biggest spectacle in American sports and TV.

Carlstadt Police Detective John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on Friday.

Cleary says similar mailings arrived at the Homestead Inn in East Rutherford and a Renaissance Inn in Rutherford. He says investigators intercepted additional envelopes from a mail truck before it reached a Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Carlstadt.

Hazardous materials teams are checking out the substance. The FBI says it is investigating and no injuries have been reported.

- AP
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