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Hicksville man charged with mailing white powder, anti-Semitic remarks, police say

A Hicksville man has been charged more than two years after Nassau police said he mailed an envelope filled with a white powdery substance and a letter containing anti-Semitic remarks to an office building in East Garden City.

Leslie Feher, 74, was arrested Friday after a lengthy investigation by the Nassau Special Investigations Squad along with members of the NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, police said.

Police said that on June 13, 2012, a female in the office building, located at 622 Stewart Ave., opened the envelope and noticed a white powder on her fingers. She called police, and Third Precinct officers and the Emergency Services Unit responded, later determining that the substance wasn't dangerous.

Feher, of 71 West Ave., is charged with second-degree placing a hazardous substance, police said, and is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 12 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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