Reuters newsroom in NYC reopens after suspicious powder scare

October 28, 2008 03:00


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The Reuters newsroom in New York reopened on Monday afternoon hours after an editor opened an envelope containing suspicious white powder. New York City police ordered 140 staffers to evacuate the news service's newsroom Monday afternoon. Police said the envelope was addressed to the "editor in chief." Thomson Reuters spokeswoman Jolie Hunt said Brian Rhoads, the company's managing editor for the Americas, opened the envelope and a "puff of powder" escaped. Police isolated Rhoads and the envelope and evacuated the newsroom. A New York Times employee last week opened an envelope containing a harmless powder. Employees moved to another floor in the Times' Manhattan headquarters for about an hour in that incident.

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