Second suspicious package sent to state Sen. Ball

A suspicious package was sent to state Sen. Greg Ball's (R-N.Y.) Albany office last week, marking the second time that such an incident has occurred at his Albany headquarters in as many months.

Authorities isolated the 12" x 16" envelope, marked with a return address in Dubai, on Friday afternoon and evacuated the building. The envelope was examined with X-ray equipment and bomb sniffing dogs before investigators determined it was safe to open.

The envelope contained a book, "Mannerisms of My Sire," that discusses Islamic religious views, and teachings of the prophet, Muhammed.

A package containing a threatening letter and a stuffed animal was sent to Ball's office in April, just days before he held a Homeland Security hearing in New York City, a hearing that was denounced as racist and fear-mongering by various activist groups. When asked about the frequency of packages being mailed to his office, Ball said, "It must be my bubbly personality."

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