Testing reveals powder in letter to court was not anthrax

Laboratory inspections on a white powder found in an envelope that was mailed to the capital’s Evelpidon court complex on Wednesday, prompting a security alert, did not test positive for anthrax or other substances associated with bioterrorism, according to Athanasios Tsakris, a microbiologist at Athens Medical School.

The A4 envelope also contained a four-page document, according to sources who said it bore no no details about the sender. Bomb disposal experts and firefighters delivered the envelope to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which passed it on to the microbiologists at Athens Medical School.

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