WWE Grapples With White Powder Scare At HQ In Stamford

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The Stamford headquarters of WWE at 1241 E. Main St., was the scene of a brief scare Wednesday as a white powder was discovered in a letter. No one was hurt and the incident is still under investigation.
The Stamford headquarters of WWE at 1241 E. Main St., was the scene of a brief scare Wednesday as a white powder was discovered in a letter. No one was hurt and the incident is still under investigation. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
The Stamford headquarters of WWE at 1241 E. Main St., was the scene of a brief scare Wednesday as a white powder was discovered in a letter. No one was hurt and the incident is still under investigation.
The Stamford headquarters of WWE at 1241 E. Main St., was the scene of a brief scare Wednesday as a white powder was discovered in a letter. No one was hurt and the incident is still under investigation. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn., -- The Stamford headquarters of WWE was the scene of a brief scare when a suspicious power was discovered at the building at 1241 E. Main St. on Wednesday, police said.

"WWE received a suspicious package at its headquarters (Wednesday) and contacted local law enforcement to investigate," said WWE spokeswoman Tara Carraro. "All WWE personnel are safe, and business is being conducted as usual."

The building was not evacuated, but a small number of employees were moved to a different area as police, the fire department's HazMat team, FBI members and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials investigated. Nothing dangerous was found, officials said. 

Police and fire officials were called to the headquarters of the entertainment company at about 10:30 a.m. after being alerted to the suspicious letter. This was one of many anthrax scares to occur at a corporate or government office since five people died in 2001 during a terror spree involving white powder in envelopes. 

The letter, which had no return address, was postmarked May 31, 2014, and was leaking a white powder from one of its corners, police said. The letter was not opened, but placed inside a plastic bag and taken out of the building for safety.

The Stamford Police Department Detective Bureau and Connecticut State Police Major Crimes are investigating threats a fan made to the WWE Twitter account.

Carraro said she had no information on any threats made on the Twitter account.

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