Tuesday, May 01, 2012 3:50 am
NYPD: Powder mailed to bank branches non-toxic
The Associated Press
Police say seven envelopes were sent Monday to several Wells Fargo branches, a JP Morgan Chase branch and an office building. Telephone calls to Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase were not immediately returned.
Police say the suspicious envelopes caused evacuations of several bank branches, but no injuries were reported. Police had no suspects.
The envelopes were sent on the eve of planned May Day protests around the country.
Bill Dobbs, a spokesman for Occupy Wall Street, said the prank had nothing to do with their protest movement. He said the incidents distract from the May 1 events.