While joking about potential terrorist plots is below us, the fact that New Jersey police are investigating the appearance of suspicious white powder at several hotels near the site of the Superbowl was too close to an “Onion” headline for us to ignore. As AP reports, the FBI is investigating the substance (found in envelopes – which we suspect were not marked with player’s names). No injuries or overnight bouts of unexplained euphoria have been reported.
The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on Friday.
Cleary says similar mailings arrived at the Homestead Inn in East Rutherford and a Renaissance Inn in Rutherford. He says investigators intercepted additional envelopes from a mail truck before it reached a Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Carlstadt.
Hazardous materials teams are checking out the substance. The FBI says it is investigating and no injuries have been reported.
We hope this is not a replay of Washington’s Anthrax issues but otherwise suggest NJ’s blow-dealers consider other forms of delivery (e.g. McDonalds Happy Meal or Amazon Drone)