Wednesday, January 30, 2008
TMR Cult War Update: Anonymous (February 10th Action Announcement) And Now "Coil"
"Mailings of a suspicious white powder to 10 Church of Scientology addresses prompted the evacuation of dozens of people and the closure of a major thoroughfare Wednesday as hazmat teams were called to examine the packages.
The letters were sent via the Postal Service to Scientology properties in Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, Glendale and Tustin. Police shut part of Glendale's busy Brand Boulevard for two hours before sounding the all-clear, while 60 people were cleared from buildings in Tustin, authorities said.
The incidents appeared to be part of a hoax. Preliminary tests showed the powder to be cornstarch and wheat germ."
- By John Spano and Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times.