Just when you think real life is lacking in Law and Order-style weirdness, BAM—a letter filled with an unknown, powdery substance and a picture of Tim Tebow shows up on your doorstep.
The news outlet reports that a little after 2 p.m., the City Hall building was evacuated after receiving a strange letter filled with religious literature, an unidentified white powder and a photograph of Tim Tebow.
The letter was addressed to Steven Fulop, the mayor of Jersey City, as well as his “family and friends.” Its strange contents were discovered by a mayoral aide, who was more than a little concerned when white powder tumbled out of the opened letter.
Authorities were immediately notified, and the building was evacuated. Police and other emergency response personnel—including a hazmat team—surrounded the premises, and the individuals in the room at the time of the letter’s opening were placed in quarantine.
Clearly, the incident was handled as a potential biological attack threat. Fortunately, the powder turned out to be a harmless substance.
CBS New York further elaborated on the envelope’s contents, per the Journal's report:
There was also a letter inside, which sources told the newspaper contained "spiritual stuff; heaven stuff," along with a picture of the former Jets quarterback. But the exact contents of the letter were not revealed to the newspaper pending investigation.
Authorities have yet to draw a bead on the envelope’s origins, saying the letter’s return address is fake.
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