White powder in Maine called safe

Posted April 28, 2009, at 9:14 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Police say a white powder that led to the shutdown of a bank processing center last week was nothing more than baking powder and sugar.

About 100 employees were evacuated from the TD Banknorth center in Lewiston for several hours after a worker opened an envelope containing the suspicious powder.

Police told the Sun Journal in Lewiston that state crime laboratory analysts determined the contents of the envelope, which had a blank sheet of paper in it, no return address and a New Jersey postmark.

Police said they have turned over their investigation to the FBI.

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