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PHILADELPHIA – A balloon filled with a powdery white substance was found Thursday at the downtown building that houses the Liberty Bell, and the immediate area was evacuated while hazardous-material testing was under way.
The Liberty Bell Center building and National Park Service land around it, including Independence Hall, were evacuated, and part of one street was closed to traffic after a guard found the balloon at the visitors entrance around 2:30 p.m.
Testing on the substance was first done at a lab set up at the scene, FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver said. The powder was found to not b
Originally posted by darklife
I had the curious thought that maybe the powder was used to make the nozzle slip in better to air the balloon.
Why would any harmful powder be put in a balloon? An envelope or package I can see but a balloon just doesn't sound like something that would be useful for something harmful.
OTOH maybe it's drugs. I haven't heard much on the news about this. Probably a false alarm.
Originally posted by Survivorman
Here is a link...looks like it's probably nothing...
Edit - Turns out they are saying it's flour...
[edit on 20-5-2010 by Survivorman]