The envelope delivered to L.F. Wade International Airport was forensically examined and no traces of any toxic or other substances were found. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
The envelope delivered to L.F. Wade International Airport was forensically examined and no traces of any toxic or other substances were found. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
TUESDAY, JAN. 8: On Thursday 3rd January 2013, following a call to the L.F. Wade International Airport, emergency services attended to a report of a suspicious envelope that had been delivered by regular mail.

Initial reports had suggested that the envelope contained a letter threatening Bermuda and the Bermuda Government, as well as a powdery substance.
 
The envelope was forensically examined and no traces of any toxic or other substances were found. The letter was penned by an anonymous person based in Hong Kong.
 
The contents of the letter referred to the doomsday scenario that was anticipated following the December 21st 2012 Mayan calendar ‘end of days.’
 
It contained no references to Bermuda or the Bermuda Government and made no threats directed towards anyone in Bermuda.
 
No injuries were caused to any staff at the airport and although one staff member was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital out of an abundance of caution, she was released shortly thereafter.
 
There was at no time any danger to the traveling public or other airport staff and airport operations were not disrupted. Incoming and outgoing flights were not affected and cordons were placed around the airport police station only as a matter of procedure.
 
An investigation was commenced by the Bermuda Police Service and enquiries are being made with law enforcement agencies overseas.