October 17th, 2012
08:35 AM ET

U.S. Embassy in Stockholm evacuated after suspicious envelope found

[Updated at 8:35 a.m. ET] The all-clear has now been given and staffers have begun to return to the building, CNN affiliate TV4 said.

[Posted at 7:32 a.m. ET] The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, was evacuated Wednesday after the discovery of a suspicious envelope with white powder inside, Stockholm police said.

Police are moving the envelope to a secure location for examination, Stockholm police spokesman Albin Navery said.

CNN's Saskya Vandoorne contributed to this report.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Sinfully Yours

    It was later discovered to be just an over due electric bill.

    October 17, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dasea

    The debate was orchestrated perfectly. The response was orchestrated perfectly. But, the growing dissent with both political parties was withheld from the cameras. The revolution is not being televised. The spinning iron of a new country is guaranteed to gain more mass and momentum from Nov 3rd 2012 – Nov 2nd 2016. Thanks – Dastreagus Letobeiter North American Social Ethical Anarchy / Anarchy Youth Chicago

    October 17, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      And we care, why?

      October 17, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Patty

    Ok, that was probably cocaine powder from the Obama Administration. No panicking there!

    October 17, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Except it was GWB who was the poster boy for cocaine, but that's ok.

      October 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |