Bristol Palin named in threatening letter with white powder
Bristol Palin will continue to dance even as authorities investigate a threatening letter received at the "Dancing With the Stars" studio that mentioned the TV show contestant and contained a white powder.
The FBI and local authorities are investigating the letter, received Oct. 3. It was determined not to be hazardous.
Federal authorities did not name the targeted recipient but sources said the written material referenced Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Bristol Palin is appearing on the ABC show for a second time. The letter was intercepted in a mailroom at CBS Studios, where the show is taped.
Sarah Palin herself addressed the threats.
"I'm in California today to support Bristol," Sarah Palin, posted on her Facebook account. "I'm sorry to see that she's again getting those annoying death threats and more 'mysterious white powder' sent to her while on DWTS this All-Star season.
"These threats sure waste a lot of time, production and public resources: but do the haters really think this will stop Bristol and Mark and the show's producers from keepin' on keepin' on?" she continued. "Silly critics--after all these years of goofy antics like this we find these efforts are actually quite motivating! Bristol's not letting this get her down."
The FBI investigated a similar letter in 2010 containing white powder that was later determined not to be hazardous. Hazardous materials officials with the city of Los Angeles dealt with the package.
-- Richard Winton
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