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Villaraigosa's Office Evacuated Over White Powder

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(CNS) A portion of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles was evacuated today when a staff member opened letter that contained an unknown white powder.

Police and firefighters responded around 3:30 p.m. to the mayor's office on the third floor of City Hall and cordoned off the entryway.

Villaraigosa spokesman Peter Sanders said a letter was delivered to the office and it turned out to contain a white powder.

The employee who opened the letter apparently went to a nearby restroom, which was also blocked off by investigators. Fire crews were keeping the man inside the restroom while the investigation continued.

A hazardous materials team was called to investigate.

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