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Posted on 01/22/2009 7:09:51 PM PST by Cindy
January 21, 2009
Note: The following text is a quote:
Suspicious White Powder Letters Postmarked from Knoxville Received in New York and Massachusetts
On Wednesday January 21, approximately 13 powder-laden envelopes were received at the office of the Wall Street Journal in New York City. The letters reportedly bear a Knoxville, Tennessee postmark. New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Unit and the FBI responded to the scene and are testing the letters to determine whether they contain a hazardous substance.
An additional letter was also received today at Harvard Law School addressed to Alan Dershowitz. This letter was also postmarked Knoxville, Tennessee.
Right now our first priority is the safety of our citizens, said Richard Lambert, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Knoxville. We take these matters seriously and will investigate all leads to determine who sent the letters and why.
This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces in New York, Boston and Knoxville in partnership with the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Anyone with information concerning who may be sending these letters is requested to contact the Knoxville FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force at 865-470-0007 or at www.fbi.gov.
If you receive a letter, please notify the FBI and your local authorities. Information on how to handle suspicious mail can be found at www.fbi.gov.
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It’s been two days, and they’re still not declaring that the powder was harmless??
Hmmmmmm.... That usually takes twenty-minutes-or-less...
Thanks for the update, Cindy....
You’re welcome Uncle Ike.
I’ll check for updates and post them when/if they become available.
Umm... <blink> <blink>
Local authorities is your law enforcement agency (ie police, sheriff) for a report and handling of the material. You contact them first.
The secondary contact should be the FBI.
Thanks to markman and Uncle Ike for the ping to this thread:
Laura Ingraham also a target of white powder sent to the Wall Street Journal and others
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Posted on January 23, 2009 12:35:54 PM PST by raccoonradio
As the FBI investigates the source of white powder found in mail sent to the downtown New York office of the Wall Street Journal and to Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, published reports say syndicated talker Laura Ingraham was another target of the same batch of anthrax-resembling letters. A letter allegedly addressed to her was reportedly sent to Fox News in New York, which then forwarded it to Ingrahams home. Tests made on the powdery-substance came up negative for anthrax, but the scare caused the evacuation of the Wall Street Journals office. All letters had a Knoxville, Tennessee return address.
This poster can be enlarged links here:
Seems to be an I-40 link to this , last same style letter was from Amarillo TX. Truck Driver ?