|Luka Magnotta. (PHOTO TAKEN FROM HIS PERSONAL WEBSITE LUKA-MAGNOTTA.COM)
MONTREAL – An envelope addressed to accused murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta caused a stir at a Canada Post sorting centre Tuesday.
Four employees complained of physical symptoms after one of them discovered a mysterious substance in the envelope at the north-end depot at around 5:15 a.m.
One of the employees was hospitalized as a precaution and fifteen people were quarantined for over an hour.
Montreal police say the substance was harmless and that the staffers likely suffered a nervous reaction.
“There was more fright than hurt this morning,” police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux told reporters.
Police have opened an investigation and remain tight-lipped about details.
Magnotta is a former small-time porn actor who faces a first-degree murder charge in the death and dismemberment of Chinese student Jun Lin.
Lin’s hands and feet were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa and to schools in Vancouver, while his torso was found in a pile of garbage outside of Magnotta’s west-end Montreal apartment.
Police later discovered Lin’s head in a Montreal park.
Magnotta, a native of Toronto, was arrested in Germany early last month and deported to Canada.