Suspicious Letters to Districts Analyzed and Deemed Not Harmful

Today 5 Boston Police Districts received suspicious letters containing an unknown substance described as ‘brown powder.’ Upon receiving these envelopes, each district alerted the Hazmat Unit. The substance was analyzed and was determined to be ground tea leaves.

Investigators have identified the sender and will refer that information to U.S. Postal Inspectors. In conjunction, we will determine how to proceed. The threat has been dispelled and the contents of the letter deemed not harmful.

The following districts received the letter:

  • D-4 (South End/Back Bay/Fenway)
  • C-11 (Dorchester)
  • E-18 (Hyde Park)
  • D-14 (Brighton)
  • A-7 (East Boston)