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Suspicious Letters Sent to at Least 6 Governors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say governors' offices in at least six states received suspicious letters containing powdery substances but no injuries were immediately reported.

Alabama public safety director Christopher Murphy says the letters arrived in Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Rhode Island. Another letter was reported in Montana.

In Alabama, mailroom workers at the Capitol noticed the suspicious letter Monday and notified police. Authorities closed off the street behind the building and set up a decontamination tent.

Tests found the powder in the Alabama and Mississippi letters was harmless.

In Providence, R.I., state police blocked access to the Statehouse after a suspicious white powder was found in an envelope addressed to the governor.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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