Drywall Causes White Powder Scare at ESPN

State environmental crews determined it is drywall powder.

Monday, May 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:24 AM EDT
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Bristol police and fire officials responded to ESPN’s mail facility on Monday morning after white powder was found and it turned out to be drywall powder.

Police said white powder was in three packages at the facility, which is located at 545 Middle St. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection conducted a test and determined that it is drywall powder.

The building crews responded to is the one through which all routing packages, tapes and creative materials are sent because of enhanced security, according to ESPN's media delivery guidelines.

No further lab testing will be done, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating to determine where the packages came from.

Employees who were exposed to the powder went through decontamination.

The scare came days after some local schools last week received letters with white powder.

One of those letters said al-Qaida “is back.”

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