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5th Suspicious 'Black Death' Envelope Found at UC-Irvine

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Another suspicious envelope, the fifth in three days, has been found on the University of California, Irvine campus today, according to KCAL-TV. Four envelopes, all postmarked from Idaho, carrying a white powder and with the message "black death" written on it, were found on Monday and Tuesday and were all addressed to women, says the LA Times. In all cases, the powder was found to be harmless.Students are urged to contact police if they receive letters from people they do not know with Idaho postmarks. Some speculate this is a prank related to the release of the movie "Black Death," scheduled for a February debut in England.