FBI Investigates Threat, White Powder Sent To ‘Dancing With The Stars’

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The FBI tells CBS 2 and KCAL 9 that they investigated a potential threat sent to the Los Angeles offices of “Dancing With the Stars” Friday.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

A suspicious letter, allegedly making an unknown threat, contained white powder.

A field test on the powder said it was not anything hazardous, according to the FBI.

A spokesperson for the FBI said, however, the powder would be sent to a lab for futher testing.

The ABC reality show has been the source of controversy since singer/actress Brandy was booted off in favor of Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor and vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.

Critics of the show charge tea party voters are keeping the younger Palin around in favor of some more talented dancers.

The FBI would not confirm if the recent controversy had anything to do with the suspicious letter or a threat contained inside.

CBS 2/KCAL 9 was first on the scene at the show’s offices — CBS Television City in Hollywood — where the letter, origin unknown, arrived.

Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI, said “a joint investigation is continuing.”

She also said that the LAPD, LA City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials all responded to the call.

Late Friday, an ABC spokeswoman said that the LAFD told her the powder was talcum.


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