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Emergency at CBS Studios

White Powder in Mailroom

9/28/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928_cbs_studio_ex_wmPolice and emergency vehicles arrived to CBS Television City in Hollywood moments ago ... after someone reported that white powder spilled out of a letter in the CBS mailroom.

Law enforcement sources confirm ... cops are investigating the scene.

Sources on the lot tell TMZ ... the letter was NOT addressed to anyone on "Dancing with the Stars" ... but so far, it's unclear who the intended recipient was. 

It's not the first time CBS has had an anthrax scare -- just last year, the studio went on lockdown when production staff found white powder in a letter addressed to Bristol Palin.

Officials also intercepted a threatening letter addressed to "Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson just last month. The letter also contained white powder -- which was later determined to be cornmeal.

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3:21 PM:The L.A. City Hazardous Materials team is on the scene.

4:00 PM: Crisis over. Law enforcement sources tell us the powder is a "non-harmful" substance ... but still unclear what it is.

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Kenny2    

Hey Harvey, get your studios straight. Dancing w/the Stars is on A-B-C.

935 days ago
17.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Coke on tv?Scary.LAME!

935 days ago
18.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Oh! It's a "Lohan" alright.

935 days ago
19.

Snerkles    

Many times, as I was using my PedEgg, I've wondered how many lunatics have sent their heel shavings to a public entity, hoping to start an anthrax scare. Betcha it's been more than once. Idiots.

935 days ago
20.

dropped    

INB4 baking powder!

935 days ago
21.

Phreaky    

Oh good lord... let me guess, it smelled like a baby's butt?

935 days ago
22.

valer    

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935 days ago
23.

Bobby    

Spelling error and wrong studio for DWTS.
Good job. Have another bong hit.

935 days ago
24.

valer    

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935 days ago
25.

Johnny Rocketship    

What's the big deal. It's obviously some fan who thinks Charlie Sheen is employed there and he's sending a care package.

935 days ago
26.

Babywatcher    

DWTS is on ABC. How much are you getting paid?? CHEEZUS!!!!

935 days ago
27.

en Todo Momento!!    

phew! for a second i got scared there! i thought it read: white male in powder room!! can you separate your headlines a little better? thanks.

935 days ago
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Yolanda McLain     

Most cities have ordinances that restrict liquid stores specific distances from schools, churches, unless in an unzoned area outside the city's jurisdiction.his incident was more likey in a poorer urban part of town where citizens don't feel they have a voice. It would never happen in an upscale neighborhood.

935 days ago
29.

LoL ghost    

is that mike vick on the corner? what is he doing there

935 days ago
30.

randy    

no big deal, just a little nose candy that spilt.

935 days ago
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