Unknown white powder found outside Met Opera, performances canceled

Photo: Twitter @Dylanhayden
Photo: Twitter @Dylanhayden

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City police are searching for a person who sprinkled an unknown powder into the orchestra pit during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera and fled the building.

A Met spokesman says this afternoon’s performance of “Guillaume Tell” was canceled during the second intermission because of the incident. Another performance tonight was also canceled. Police say one person requested medical attention.

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