Security Blog continues to report on and track the growing number of incidents of envelopes and packages mailed to people and which continue white powder, which triggers attention by law enforcement and sometimes the FBI. Earlier this week, employees opening the mail at a doctor’s office in the Fort Myer’s area of Florida found white powder inside an envelope containing a check. They soon called 911 and sheriff’s deputies, a county hazardous materials team, and a nearby fire rescue truck rushed to the building. Meanwhile, the person who mailed the envelope was contacted by the doctor’s staff. “He said he was eating a powdered doughnut when he mailed the check,” said a sheriff’s spokeswoman. As most readers of the blog know, there is little to do but play out the required response to such incident and most everyone turn out to be a false alarm.
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