Police Suspect Occupy Movement Linked To New York Banks Receiving Envelopes With Suspicious Powder
New York City -
Police in New York City are suspecting the Occupy movement is behind several banks and news organizations receiving suspicious envelops with a white powder in them and say they are investigating.
Among the banks and news groups that received the envelops was Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Citicorp, News Corp (owned by Rupert Murdoch), Wall Street Journal and Fox News. Additionally New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg received an envelope.
A total of ten letter-sized envelopes were sent over the last two days, and at least some contained an identical note saying "This is a reminder that you are not in control" and "Happy May Day," police spokesman Paul Browne said.
May 1st is recognized around the world as a day for workers and demonstrations occurred in London, Berlin, Moscow, Paris along with several US cities.
So far the white powder in the envelopes tested have turned out to be corn starch, which is not toxic.
Occupy's New York media team Ed Needham denied it was Occupy protestors saying that is not something they would do, but did indicate some anarchists have piggybacked onto Occupy demonstrations in the past to cause violence and damage.