Threatening Letters Claiming to Have “Pathogens” Sent to Senators, Media

Posted on February 22, 2012


The FBI and NYPD are investigating threatening letters that claim to contain dangerous pathogens sent to media companies and U.S. senators, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York.

The letters, which are believed to have been mailed from Oregon, contained threats claiming 10 percent of the envelopes had dangerous pathogens. Officials said the writer voices anger over corporate greed and the state of the U.S. economy.

The writer claims the letters have been sent to every senator on Capitol Hill and numerous news and entertainment shows.

Officials stress so far there is no evidence a dangerous substance has been sent.  They point out there have been numerous hoax mailings in the years since the 2001 anthrax attacks.


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