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Suspicious powder at Manhattan hotel

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Police and fire crews were at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Saturday morning after a report of a suspicious power.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that four people could have been exposed to the unknown substance.  That information has not been confirmed.

While emergency crews were on the scene, it was not affecting activities at the hotel.  A Fox 5 News crew saw people exiting and entering the building during the investigation.

This latest incident comes a day after law enforcement responded to several locations near MetLife Stadium in New Jersey as well as the Manhattan office of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani because of letters containing suspicious substances, which turned out to be harmless.

The hotels are located in Carlstadt, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Hasbrouck Heights, and East Rutherford. Authorities, including the State Police and FBI responded.

Chief O'Conner of Lyndhurst police said that the envelopes were "not a health hazard".

Apparently at least one of the envelopes contained baking soda.

Giuliani's office is at 1251 6th Avenue, where the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit and the Department of Environmental Protection investigated and determined the powder was nontoxic, police said.

All eight employees who were in the mailroom at Giuliani's office were  checked out and decontaminated, authorities said. The workers showed no signs of complications or injuries.

MetLife Stadium is the site of Super Bowl 48 taking place on Sunday. Approximately 80,000 people are expected to attend the game.

This is a developing story and will be updated.
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