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White powder triggers alarm at Armstrong Court

October 8, 2018

GREENWICH — The discovery of a white powdery substance at two mailboxes at Booth Terrace and Armstrong Court over the weekend triggered an investigation by police and firefighters.

Due to an abundance of caution, the emergency responders took steps to safely analyze the white powder, due to earlier cases in Washington D.C. and elsewhere which dangerous toxins were sent through the mail system. Investigators determined that the powder came from a fire extinguisher — the powdery residue is what remains after the liquid flame retardant dries out.

The case was classified as vandalism — someone spraying a fire extinguisher at mail boxes around the neighborhood as a prank, said police Lt. John Slusarz.

The incident took place sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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