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Super Bowl Hotels Scare: White Powder Was A Prank, Cops Say

Fri, January 31, 2014 3:56pm EDT by 1 Comment
Super Bowl Hotels Scare
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After suspicious white powder was found at several hotels near the Super Bowl site, authorities, including bomb squads, rushed to the scenes to investigate. Thankfully, they have determined that the powder poses no real threat.

The white powder found at hotels near New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Jan. 31 was just a bad prank, officials say, confirming that “no one is in danger.”

Super Bowl Hotels Scare — Was The White Powder Just A Bad Prank?

Officials believe the white powder is cornstarch, as opposed to Anthrax or any other dangerous substance, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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Earlier in the day, the New Jersey State Police released a statement, saying: “The Joint Terrorism Task Force and Hazard Materials units have responded to several locations that have received a suspicious letter and substance. There are no reported injuries at this time, and the locations are being secured.”

Phew! We’re so glad the powder was not a dangerous substance and that everyone at the hotels is safe.

Super Bowl 2014 — Best Places To Watch The Game In NYC

Now that that scare is over, it’s time to start planning where you’ll watch the Broncos take on the Seahawks. Here are a few great spots to catch the game in New York City:

Social Bar & Grill: in Hell’s Kitchen on 795 8th Ave, boasts a premium open bar that kicks off at kickoff and is filled with 20 flat screen TV’s. Need another reason to attend? Former Giant’s players Byron Hunt, Gary Reasons, Keith Hamilton and Eric Dorsey will be watching all the action with you!

Ivy Bar: located on eight avenue between 55th and 56th street is hosting a Super Bowl weekend brunch. This new bar has a specialty designed cocktail menu as well as refreshing arsenal beers to keep you hydrated throughout the game.

The Ainsworth: on 122 W 26th street has enough seating for over 300 fans and has over 40 TV’s all around the bar. Their menu offers traditional bar favorites, making it the perfect place for game day.

HollywoodLifers, were YOU worried about the white powder scare? Are you relieved that it was just a bad prank? Let us know. 

— Tierney McAfee

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