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Craig Ferguson jokes about threatening letter, powder sent to CBS show

August 24, 2011 |  4:59 am
Late night host Craig Ferguson made light of a threatening letter with white  Craig Ferguson
powder that was sent to his talk show.

"I was going to come out and talk about the earthquake, but I can't do that now," he told his audience. "Because the earthquake only scared millions of people on the East Coast, but the white powder did something much worse. It scared me."

"Today someone sent an envelope packed with white powder to the show. I offered to test it, but they said 'no,'" he added.

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

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department'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 also joked about the incident in a post on his Twitter account.

"Finally some office drama that isn't about Craig's hair! FYI: 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