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Update: Suspicious Letter Found at Alabama University

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - The University of North Alabama says it has suspended an employee who is suspected of sending a threatening
letter that prompted the evacuation of a campus building.

The school says the unidentified staff member was placed on unpaid leave Friday and barred from the school. University spokesman Josh Woods says the person also is prohibited from contacting anyone on the northwest Alabama campus.

No charges have been filed, but the case is being turned over to state prosecutors and federal postal inspectors.

Authorities evacuated Stevens Hall after a threatening letter containing white powder was delivered Thursday afternoon. Officials
say it was addressed to a faculty member.

There's no word yet on what the powder was.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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