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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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Marley    

Yeah.........somebody else is pissed that CBS has "Criminal Minds" opposite "Revenge" and "Harry's Law"............... GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

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jorge barrera    

that look like a real Emerency! lol

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Gidge9    

of course it wasn't addressed to any Dancing with the Stars WRONG NETWORK.. DWTS is ABC... derrr

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doug pound    

Cocaine?

1035 days ago
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brent sampson    

Maybe someone taking a quick moment to spell check your headalines before putting them out....emerency at...come on TMZ!

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Cathy    

Hey Harvey! I can spell, I know DWTS is on ABC and I will do a better job from home for half the money you are paying the current person. Hire me! It's an emerency....

1035 days ago
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eve from eden    

With CBS its called COCAINE ok? They must be desperate for viewers but I got news for them. No one cares if it is anthrax and they all die.

1035 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

don't be alarmed it was just a fanmail from Ellen DeGeneres sending her leftover c*mstain panties to Chaz Bono!

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