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Suspicious Package Sent to Editor's Home

Police say someone mailed fecal matter to the home of an editor for a Hudson Valley, New York newspaper that has published the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits.

White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong says a suspicious package that brought out the Westchester County bomb squad Thursday turned out to contain "non-toxic fecal matter." He said Friday the package was sent to a Journal News employee. The lower Hudson Valley newspaper identified her as CynDee Royle, who is the editor and vice president/news. Last month, The Journal News published on its website a clickable map identifying Westchester and Rockland County residents with handgun permits. That drew heavy criticism from gun owners, and others, nationwide. At least five suspicious packages have been sent to either the paper’s offices or staff members’ homes since the gun map’s publication.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.