White powder sent to Iceland broadcasting chief

The chief of broadcasting at RUV, Iceland's national public service broadcaster, was sent a mysterious white powder through the mail from Morocco on Thursday.
On Friday, the powder was revealed to not be dangerous and was thought to just be flour, though a more detailed analysis was later carried out to verify the results. Two staff members had come into direct contact with the substance after it arrived, Ice News reports.
The reception of the powder put RUV on alert and the police were immediately notified. The white powder was treated as a dangerous substance and police and staff assumed it to be anthrax. Reykjavik police took the substance to be analyzed at the Virus and Infectious Diseases department at the Landspitali hospital.
RUV also received white powder through the mail following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, though at the time pranksters were making anthrax threats against media outlets all over the world, according to Ice News. At the time of the report, there were no leads as to why anybody in Morocco would want to threaten Pall Magnusson, the network's head.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anthrax is caused by Bacillus anthracis, a spore-forming bacteria that can manifest on the skin, in the lungs or in the digestive tract. During the 2001 attacks in the United States, five people died and 17 were hospitalized when anthrax was sent through the mail to multiple government and media offices.