UPDATE: New York Times Investigating White Powder Found in Envelope

Via Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) — The New York Times said Friday it was investigating an envelope received at the paper containing white powder, raising fears of a possible recurrence of anthrax-tainted letters sent to newsrooms and other offices in late 2001.

“At about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon … an employee opened an envelope that contained a white powdery substance. The envelope was handwritten and addressed to the New York Times, not to any individual. The postmark was from Philadelphia with no return address,” said Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis.

UPDATE via Houston Chronicle: “The white powder received by The New York Times in a letter today has turned out to be harmless, the newspaper said in a prepared statement.”

N.Y. Times Receives Suspicious Mail [Reuters via NYT]