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Suspicious powder sent to Eric Idle sparks anthrax scare

Actor’s Hollywood Hills home was evacuated and hazardous materials responders were dispatched to the scene

The delivery of a suspicious powder to the California home of the British actor Eric Idle is being treated as an attempted anthrax attack.

The “certified letter”, which was posted from Thailand, was opened by a member of staff at Idle’s Hollywood Hills home on Monday evening and Los Angeles police, fire and hazardous materials responders were dispatched. It is not thought the employee was harmed.

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