30 powder-laced letters sent to banks

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The FBI says at least 30 letters containing suspicious powder have been mailed to Chase banks in nine cities including Dallas.

So far the powder appears to be harmless. No injuries have been reported. A city official in suburban Chicago, where two letters showed up at a Chase credit card processing center, said they were mailed from Amarillo, Texas.

A law enforcement official says the letters were mailed from Texas to Chase bank branches in or near:

-- Dallas

-- Atlanta

-- Chicago

-- Columbus, Ohio

-- Denver

-- Newark, N.J.

-- New York

-- Oklahoma City

-- and Washington.

The letters all appear to be from the same source. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says the letters began showing up this week.

Postal inspector JoJan Henderson says the letters appear to be related.