Hazardous materials teams and police were deployed in Providence, Rhode Island, following the discovery of packages containing antisemitic messages and what is thought to be rice. Hazardous materials teams were called in over fears that it could be a deadly substance such as anthrax, which is a possible motive for the perpetrator putting rice in the packages. The packages were placed outside homes but local police do not believe that the packages were targeted at individuals. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
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