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LAPD, FBI investigate threatening letter sent to Craig Ferguson

August 23, 2011 | 10:51 pm

Los Angeles police and the FBI were investigating a threatening letter with white  Craig Ferguson
powder that was sent to talk show host Craig Ferguson at CBS television studios, authorities said Tuesday night.

Two employees opened the letter at the studios in the 7800 block of Beverly Boulevard before taping of "The Late Night Show," the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Detectives from the LAPD's Major Crimes Division were investigating with the FBI and authorities in Europe, where the letter was believed to have originated, Officer Karen Rayner said.

Ferguson joked about the incident in a post on his Twitter account.

"Finally some office drama that isn't about Craig's hair! The hair is hot. Anthrax scare not so much," he said.


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Photo: Craig Ferguson at CBS studios earlier this year. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times.