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D.A. threatened in powdery letter

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Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:15 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Dec 2, 2013 8:15 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: suspicious letter, baton rouge courthouse

BATON ROUGE- A letter that shutdown parts of downtown Monday contained a white powdery substance and a threatening message for the district attorney and his office, WBRZ News 2 has learned.

Sources with knowledge of the letter said Hillar Moore was one target of the letter, but did not release what the threatening message was.

The powder was found to be harmless, but it created a scare for a few little while before lunch.

"Some can soak through your skin, can be inhaled," said Curt Monte, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson. " Anytime you're dealing with this you have to take precautions and remove danger."

The FBI is now in charge of the investigation.

The ordeal forced an evacuation of part of the 19th JDC Courthouse.

Moore is no stranger to threats. Most recently, a man was sentenced to two years in prison for threatening Moore and the courthouse during rapper Lil Boosie's trial, which ended with an acquittal in a murder-for-hire charge. Dedrick Green posted on Twitter he was going to shoot the courthouse building and kill the district attorney with a sniper rifle.
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