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Connecticut legislative intern finds suspicious letter

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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating a suspicious letter addressed to a state representative that was discovered by a legislative intern.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said the intern on Friday opened a waxy envelope that had an unidentified powder.

He said the intern was being kept in the room, accompanied by a state Capitol police officer, until hazardous materials staff from DEEP arrived. He said "she seems fine."

Last month, authorities investigated two suspicious pieces of mail sent to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

1 of those letters was sent by someone who called the governor's constituent services office, claiming they had sent anthrax. A field test showed the letter tested negative for the infectious disease, which is caused by a type of bacteria.

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