Suspicious Package Found at Israeli Embassy

Israeli air force performs maneuvers to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel, above the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 8, 2008.
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Updated at 12:23 a.m.

Authorities say they are investigating an envelope with a white powdery substance found at the Israeli Embassy in northwest Washington.

Embassy spokesman Jonathan Peled says the FBI took the envelope Wednesday evening for testing. There were no injuries.

D.C. fire and EMS department spokesman Pete Piringer says the envelope was found in the embassy's mailroom. Piringer says hazardous material teams are conducting tests.

He says there are no illnesses or threats associated with the envelope and the building was not evacuated.

Embassy spokesman Jonathan Peled says the envelope was sent to the embassy, and not someone in particular. Peled says officials do not know who sent it and it wasn't opened.