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Powder at LAPD headquarters deemed harmless

October 11, 2012 |  2:15 pm

The first floor of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters has been evacuated and the remainder of the 10-story building has been put on lockdown after an envelope contain a suspicious white powder was discovered

A white power found in an envelope at LAPD headquarters, which forced the evacuation of the first floor of the building, turned out to be harmless, officials said.

The remainder of the 10-story building in downtown Los Angeles was put on lockdown after the envelope containing the suspicious white powder was discovered Thursday.

Yellow caution tape was strung around the downtown facility while a hazardous materials crew combed the building. Police said the envelope was found in the department's Records and Identification Bureau shortly before noon.

A note reading "You all deserve to die" was found inside the envelope, officials said.

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Photo: LAPD headquarters. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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