Suspicious powder mailed to hotels near Super Bowl

Officials, from left, Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge Andrew McLees, FBI special agent in charge Aaron Ford, New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Edward Cetnar, New Jersey State Police Col. Rick Fuentes, Port Authority Police Department Superintendent Michael Fedorko, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, New York Police Department Chief James Waters and NFL chief security officer Jeffrey Miller sit together during a news conference highlighting the security measures set for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on Friday.

Cleary says similar mailings arrived at the Homestead Inn in East Rutherford and a Renaissance Inn in Rutherford. He says investigators intercepted additional envelopes from a mail truck before it reached a Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Carlstadt.

Hazardous materials teams are checking out the substance. The FBI says it is investigating and no injuries have been reported.

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