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LA mayor's office evacuated over powder in letter

Posted: April 11, 2013 4:56 p.m.
Updated: April 11, 2013 4:56 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say part of the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been evacuated after a letter was received with white powder inside.

Mayor's spokesman Peter Sanders says the letter was opened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

He says police and firefighters responded and 12 employees have evacuated. They remained outside waiting to return about an hour later.

Sanders says the mayor was in the office when the letter was received, but left for a meeting.

City fire spokesman Erik Scott says no one was injured, only a small team of firefighters was sent to the office and the situation appears to be under control.


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