Biden's Brother Hospitalized After Powder Scare

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

OCEAN RIDGE, Fla. 10-2-11

Vice President Joe Biden's brother says he was kept overnight at a Florida hospital after opening a suspicious package containing a powdery substance.

The envelope was mailed to Francis Biden's Ocean Ridge home.

Biden says his girlfriend retrieved the package from his mailbox Saturday afternoon, but he opened it.

Biden says a white powder spilled from the envelope and onto his skin.

He says he immediately called authorities, who evacuated neighbors and closed off the street.

Biden and his girlfriend were taken to a hospital.

The woman was released Saturday and Biden was released Sunday morning.

Biden says that he's fine.

He referred further questions about the power and the envelope to the FBI.

The FBI has said the powder appears to be harmless.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    probably his coke.
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      by terri on Oct 3, 2011 at 02:51 AM in reply to
      Obviously, the post office misdelivered Rush's mail yet again.
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      by black woman on Oct 3, 2011 at 06:41 AM in reply to
      BAD NOSE CANDY!!!!!! LOL!!!! maybe the next shipment will be straight from the border!!!
  • by God Bless America Location: Tally on Oct 2, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    harmless powder.? ..why was he hospitalized?
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      by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 03:29 PM in reply to God Bless America
      C'mon man, he's a Democrat. Sheesh, get a clue.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 04:48 PM in reply to
        And repubs are so clean. Ya right.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 06:49 PM in reply to God Bless America
      They didn't say the powder WAS harmless. They said it appears to be harmless. There is a difference, and this difference means that the hospital should take some precautions in the event that it is something more than harmless.
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