DARIEN, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say two Darien girls confessed to a hoax in which they randomly sent letters containing a white powder to two homes.

Numerous law enforcement and other agencies responded to the letters. One was reported on Monday to a home in an exclusive Darien neighborhood and the other on Tuesday.

Agencies that responded include Darien police, Connecticut State Police, the FBI, Stamford Police Bomb Squad, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Darien fire and emergency management officials.

Authorities say the two girls, who were not identified because they are minors, confessed after Darien police and the school resource officer met with the pair and their parents.

The youngsters told police that the homes they targeted were chosen randomly.

They said the powder was a “nontoxic food product” that is being tested.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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