* Suspicious powder sent to Deutsche Bank office
* 40 employees undergoing health checks
* Deutsche Bank East German back office operations hit
(Adds detail from West Saxony police)
FRANKFURT, Sept 28 Forty Deutsche Bank
employees from an office in the town of Schkeuditz,
east Germany, are undergoing health checks after a letter
containing a white powder was found at their building, local
German police said on Friday.
Around 700 people were evacuated from the building, which is
situated on an industrial estate near Leipzig, a spokeswoman for
West Saxony police said on Friday.
The "suspicious substance" was found in an envelope at the
offices of Keba Schkeuditz, a Deutsche Bank-owned company, she
Photographs from local media show firemen and local police
wearing protective clothing and gas masks.
A Deutsche Bank spokesman said he could not confirm the
details from the police, but said the building housed
back-office operations for Germany's biggest lender.
He said the health of its employees was a priority for the
bank and it was cooperating with authorities.
Local paper Leipziger Volkszeitung in its online edition
said the incident may be linked to an ongoing wage dispute at
(Reporting by Jonathan Gould and Alexander Huebner and Edward
Taylor; Editing by Mark Potter)