Debate on the New York Police Department’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy reached a fever pitch this month as officials trade barbs amid what has thus far been a hot and volatile summer in many of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including New York, which saw 77 people shot in the first week of July, a 12 percent increase over the same period last year.
Police say the white powder contained in several envelopes that were mailed to various bank branches in New York City turned out to be non-toxic.
Police say seven envelopes were sent Monday to several Wells Fargo branches, a JP Morgan Chase branch and an office building. Telephone calls to Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase were not immediately returned.
Police say the suspicious envelopes caused evacuations of several bank branches, but no injuries were reported. Police had no suspects.
The envelopes were sent on the eve of planned May Day protests around the country.