Monty Python Star Eric Idle’s Home Reportedly Evacuated After Anthrax Scare

Monty Python star Eric Idle‘s Hollywood Hills home was reportedly evacuated Monday night after an anthrax scare.

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

NBC Los Angeles reports:

Residents at a Hollywood Hills home were evacuated Monday night after a piece of certified mail yielded an unknown powdery substance, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A resident opened the mail and a powder came out, so the resident called police at approximately 6:23 p.m., police said. The home is located in the 3100 block of Floye Drive.

Officials said they are treating the scene as an anthrax scare, though it was not immediately clear if the power was in fact the dangerous bacteria.

According to TMZ, it is not believed Idle was home at the time.

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