20 Jan '11, 5am

A bomb squad investigating a suspicious white envelope sent to an Israeli bank in the US found... a greeting card

A New York Police Department Bomb Squad technician leaves 1177 Sixth Avenue after investigating a suspicious package at the New York offices of Israel's Bank of Hapoalim. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK - A SUSPICIOUS white envelope delivered to an Israeli bank on Wednesday turned out to be an electronic greeting card from a job recruiting firm, police said. The 15.24cm by 7.62cm package aroused suspicion because it was wrapped in bubble wrap and addressed to an officer of Bank Hapoalim, near Rockefeller Center. However, the name was misspelled and there was no return address, police said. The package was X-rayed in a mailroom, where wires and a battery were detected, and a bomb squad was called at about 10am local time. Officers examined it and opened it safely, and found it was a recordable greeting card, police said. The mail room and a few floors above and below were evacua...

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