US Embassy evacuated in Stockholm after receiving letter containing 'powder'

10:13 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKHOLM (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm has been evacuated after receiving a letter containing an unknown substance.

Bomb disposal experts were sent to the embassy to remove the letter and analyze its contents. Streets around the embassy were closed but reopened after police removed the letter.

Police declined to give details on the content, but a police spokesman told a Swedish tabloid (Expressen) it contained some kind of "powder."

Asked if the substance was dangerous, he said "it may have been dangerous, but it's not dangerous now."

An embassy spokesman says the embassy was evacuated and that officials were investigating "a possible security incident" together with Swedish authorities. He gave no other details.

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