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Suspicious Powder Sent to Hotels Was Cornstarch: Source

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    Seven hotels near the New Jersey stadium hosting the Super Bowl received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder, but the letters appeared to be part of a hoax after early tests showed the substance at some locations was cornstarch, NBC 4 New York has learned. Michael George reports. (Published Saturday, Feb 1, 2014)

    Seven hotels near the New Jersey stadium hosting the Super Bowl received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder, but the letters appeared to be part of a hoax after early tests showed the substance at some locations was cornstarch, NBC 4 New York has learned.

    A law enforcement source tells NBC 4 New York that the hotels, none of which are housing the teams playing at MetLife Stadium, received the envelopes Friday.

    Hoax Suspected as Suspicious Powder at Super Bowl Hotels Turns Out to Be Cornstarch: Source

    [NY] Hoax Suspected as Suspicious Powder at Super Bowl Hotels Turns Out to Be Cornstarch: Source
    Seven hotels near the New Jersey stadium hosting the Super Bowl received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder, but the letters appeared to be part of a hoax after early tests showed the substance at some locations was cornstarch, NBC 4 New York has learned. Rob Schmitt reports. (Published Friday, Jan 31, 2014)

    The substance at five locations was cornstarch, the source said. The others were still being tested, but the FBI in New York said all the letters were deemed "non-hazardous."

    That includes several other suspicious envelopes discovered at nearby post offices, and a location in Manhattan.

    Letters Containing Suspicious Powder Sent to Hotels

    [PHI] Letters Containing Suspicious Powder Sent to Hotels
    The Postal Service was able to intercept two of the letters sent to six Super Bowl hotels and say that the powder is not harmful. (Published Friday, Jan 31, 2014)

    The message in all the envelopes was similar, the source said.

    The FBI in Newark said the Joint Terrorism Task Force and hazmat units responded. No injuries were reported.

    The Super Bowl is Sunday.