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White Powder Thrown At Statues Near Westchester Courthouse In White Plains

A person threw a suspicious white powder around two statues in front of the Westchester County Courthouse on Wednesday.
A person threw a suspicious white powder around two statues in front of the Westchester County Courthouse on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Police and hazmat crews are clearing the scene of the Westchester County Courthouse after someone threw a white powder around two statues in front of the courthouse, according to Westchester County Police.

The incident, which occurred around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, was reported to police by a court officer, said Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O'Leary.

Following the report of the incident, the Westchester County Police Hazardous Devices Unit responded, tested the powder and determined it to be non-hazardous.

The two statues include a law enforcement memorial and one of Dr. Martin Luther King.

No one was arrested and the incident remains under investigation, O'Leary said.

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