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White powder found in letter mailed to The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News building in downtown Buffalo was on “lockdown” for about two hours midday Monday after an employee in the News’ editorial department opened a mailed envelope that contained white powder.

Management was notified and safety protocols were implemented.

Buffalo fire and police responded and the building was on lockdown until the responding Hazardous Materials Unit determined “that there was no threat to the safety of our employees or visitors,” according to a News statement about the incident.