Reuters Newsroom in NYC Reopens after Powder Scare

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Reuters newsroom in New York has reopened
three hours after an editor opened an envelope containing white
powder. Police say the substance will be tested.

New York City police ordered 140 staffers to evacuate the news service's newsroom Monday afternoon. Police say the envelope was
addressed to the ``editor in chief.''

Thomson Reuters spokeswoman Jolie Hunt says Brian Rhoads, the
company's managing editor for the Americas, opened the envelope and
a ``puff of powder'' escaped. Police isolated Rhoads and the envelope and evacuated the newsroom.

A New York Times employee last week opened an envelope containing a harmless powder. Employees moved to another floor in the Times' Manhattan headquarters for about an hour in that incident.


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