Envelope labeled anthrax sent to San Diego paper

October 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
One entrance to The San Diego Union-Tribune has been closed after a large envelope that authorities say contained a powdery substance labeled "anthrax" was opened in the newsroom. San Diego City Fire Department spokesman Maurice Luque (loo-KAY') says a hazardous materials team is examining the package that was opened Wednesday afternoon by a news assistant.

Luque says similar envelopes have been mailed to other media outlets around the country. He says the powdery substance was attached to a CD containing a picture of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.



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