Suspected NYC letter bomb may have been greeting card, authorities say
Authorities converged on an Israeli bank in Midtown Manhattan after a report of a possible letter bomb.
January 19th, 2011
12:46 PM ET

Suspected NYC letter bomb may have been greeting card, authorities say

[Updated at 12:46 p.m.] There is no letter bomb at an Israeli bank in New York, authorities said after X-raying the package.

The letter had no return address and the name of the bank officer to whom it was addressed was misspelled, raising suspicions among bank employees, authorities said.

There were wires and a battery in the 6-by-3-inch envelope, but authorities said the envelope may contain an electronic or musical greeting card.

It is not clear whether employees who were evacuated from the building have been able to re-enter it. The area, which is just a few blocks from Radio City Music Hall, was not evacuated.

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