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Suffolk D.A.’s Office Evacuated In Suspicious Envelope Scare

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Firefighters outside the D.A.'s office after the evacuation.

Firefighters outside the D.A.’s office after the evacuation.

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police and fire evacuated three floors of 1 Bullfinch Place in Government Center briefly Friday morning after a suspicious envelope was sent to the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

The police officer assigned to the office who handled the envelope around 9:15 a.m. was not hurt and returned to work.

The scene was cleared in about 30 minutes.

Conley remained in the building and was never in danger, according to his spokesman Jake Wark.

The envelope contained a white, non-hazardous powder and a letter.

The powder was sent to the state lab in Jamaica Plain for analysis.

Authorities would not say what was written in the letter.

Wark said the entire envelope was taken by federal authorities because it was sent through the U.S. Postal Service.

Fire Chief Steve Dunbar told reporters they were taking extra precautions based on similar incidents that have occurred across the country this month targeting politicians.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

A federal law enforcement source told CBS News Thursday that many of the letters recovered have a postmark of February 18th sent out of Portland, Oregon.  The letters and envelopes are typed.

The sender refers to himself as MIB and claims the letters are a hoax.  He goes on to make fun of the expensive government response and continues on an anti-government rant.

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