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Powdery Substance Found at New York's LaGuardia

Authorities discovered a suspicious powdery substance at LaGuardia Airport on Friday, partially evacuating the main terminal and treating 10 people who said they felt ill. The substance was discovered about 1 p.m. during the search of a handbag at an American Airlines section of the terminal, said a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the city’s airports. Results of an on-site test were inconclusive, and a hazardous materials team was called to the scene to investigate, police said. Ten people complained of feeling sick and were being treated at the scene “as a precautionary measure,” said Frank McCartney, a spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management. Full Story

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