Eric Idle: Monty Python star's home evacuated over ANTHRAX fears

Anthrax scare as Eric Idle's home evacuated after he's sent 'suspicious powder' in the post

Anthrax scare as Eric Idle's home evacuated after he's sent 'suspicious powder' in the post

According to NBC Los Angeles, someone in the home called 911 after opening a certified letter containing a suspicious powder.

There were reportedly three people inside of the house when the envelope was opened, one of which is bedridden. He or she called authorities who quickly evacuated the home and checked the scene for hazardous materials.

The investigation was jointly launched between the FBI and the Los Angeles police and fire departments. Police and fire officials mounted a hazmat response, and two women were taken to a nearby hospital as precaution, Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Holland told reporters.

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The home reportedly belongs to 76-year-old comedic actor Eric Idle. Representatives for the star did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. He is perhaps most famous for composing the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", which acted as the closing number to the film "Life of Brian".

It's not thought that the Monty Python star was at home at the time, and it's not yet known whether the substance has been identified.

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