White powder mailed to New Jersey hotels is corn starch


There is apparently nothing to worry about after suspicious packages were mailed to five New Jersey hotels near MetLife Stadium.

The Bergen Record reports that preliminary testing on the white substance mailed to New Jersey hotels revealed that it was corn starch.

Law enforcement authorities are always on high alert in the area surrounding the Super Bowl, and so when word first surfaced of a white powder being found in the mail near the stadium, the FBI and local law enforcement scrambled to the scene. But this sounds like it was someone’s idea of a prank.

The Seahawks and Broncos are staying in New Jersey but are not at any of the hotels affected.