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Arlington police say threatening letter non-hazardous

ARLINGTON -- Police and fire officials have concluded that a suspicious letter a north Arlington resident brought by the main police station about 1:30 p.m. Saturday was not hazardous, but are investigating to determine who sent the letter.

A woman gave police an envelope containing a pornographic photo and a white powdery substance that had been delivered to her residence, said Lt. Blake Miller, police spokesman.

The front desk officer had the envelope removed from the station and called for the Arlington Fire Department Hazardous Material team, Miller said. Several tests were performed on the substance determined that the substance was not harmful, according to authorities.

The letter has been taken into evidence by Arlington police, Miller said. Investigators will work with the resident to ascertain its origin and a possible motive or suspects, Miller said.

First responders garbed in hazardous material gear with breathing apparatus appeared to be examining a white envelope in the police station parking lot in the 600 block of West Division Street about 3:15 p.m.

Police would not reveal what the letter said or be more specific about where the resident lives who brought the letter to the police station.

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