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Swastika with white powder sent to Ireland’s Jewish Justice Minister

By Mason White 10:27 AM April 4, 2014
Alan Shatter 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) The bomb squad was called to the home of Ireland’s Jewish Justice Minister after a package containing a suspicious white powder arrived, police in Ireland said.

The package contained white powder, a photograph showing a Nazi rally, and a Nazi swastika emblem.

The package was discovered in the house of Alan Shatter. A major security alert was launched after the package was discovered shortly after 9:00 a.m. The army bomb squad unit arrived at the home in South Dublin, shortly before 10:00 a.m.

The white powder was later identified as baking powder after being tested by a lab. The incident occurred at the same time that Shatter faces a vote of no confidence in parliament.

Investigators are now trying to track down the sender of the package. Shatter was seen leaving his home shortly after 10:45 a.m. Justice Minister Alan Shatter is Jewish.

Politicians condemned the anti-Semitic attack.