Man Charged in Coventry KeyBank White Powder Incident

Coventry police have arrested a man accused of leaving a white powder substance in a night deposit box at KeyBank, which prompted a hazardous material response and forced the business to close for several days.

On May 13, the white powder and a note were found inside the deposit box of KeyBank at 3534 Main St.

Police, firefighters and a hazmat team responded and decontaminated the four employees who were exposed to the powder.

Police in Coventry are continuing to investigate a suspicious powder that was found at a local bank.

Officials said the powder posed no health threat, but testing was needed to determine exactly what it is. It was eventually identified as powdered sugar.

On Sept. 18, Robert Lein, 60, of Coventry turned himself in on charges connected with the incident when he learned there was a warrant for his arrest. He was charged with breach of peace.

Lein was released on a promise to appear and is due to appear in court on Sept. 26.

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