An anthrax scare forced more than 30 students and staff at the University of Pennsylvania Hillel in Philadelphia to evacuate their main campus building. The evacuation was ordered after the director of the school’s Hillel chapter, Jeremy Brochin, opened an envelope that contained an anti-Semitic letter and white powder identified by the letter-writer as anthrax. Brochin was quarantined for about two hours until the city’s hazardous materials unit determined the powder was harmless.
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