- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI and Los Angeles police are investigating after white powder later determined to be boric acid was found on an envelope addressed to a judge.

Police and hazmat crews responded Wednesday when someone in the mailroom at a Van Nuys courthouse spotted the powder on mail addressed to Superior Court Judge Leland B. Harris

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1EsEDdo ) a subsequent investigation revealed the substance was boric acid, a common ingredient in pesticides and herbicides that can be dangerous if swallowed.

Police Capt. Andy Neiman says no injuries were reported.

The letter has been sent to a lab for further testing.

The FBI says the U.S. Postal Service and the Los Angeles County health department are helping in the investigation.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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