New England News
10:00 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Second Suspicious Letter Found Sent to Conn. Governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the second suspicious letter in a week sent to Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit FEMA

Andrew Doba, Malloy's spokesman, said a staff person in the governor's office in the state Capitol opened a letter containing "a green granular substance" on Monday afternoon. State Capitol Police were notified and a hazardous materials crew from the state police and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed the letter from Malloy's policy office on the fourth floor.

A similar letter was found on Feb. 19 after Malloy's office received a phone call threatening that anthrax was contained inside. That letter was found in the mailroom at the Legislative Office Building and wasn't determined to be hazardous.

Malloy was out-of-state at the National Governor's Association meeting in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.