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White powder discovered in NAACP office mail


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The NAACP offices in Washington have been evacuated after employees discovered an envelope containing white powder.

NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary Shelton says the business-sized envelope contained a typewritten letter and a plastic bag filled with white powder.  The envelope was addressed to the civil rights organization's office in downtown Washington without a return address.

Employees called the police and promptly left the office.

In October and November 2001, five people were killed after coming in contact with anthrax in their mailings.

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