Between March 10, 2021 and March 18, 2021, five schools in Manhattan have received suspicious packages through the United States Postal Service.
Each incident involved a plain white envelope containing a white powdery substance, with the address handwritten in block letters. The contents of each envelope was screened and determined to be non-hazardous.
It appears that the motive of the sender is to cause disruption and alarm. As such, it is advisable to review the attached bulletins from the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau’s Shield Unit on how to be alert for and handle suspicious packages.
Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact the NYC Terrorism Hot-Line at 888-NYC-SAFE. Anyone receiving a suspicious package should call 911.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.