Skip to comments.FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama
Posted on 01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST by JustPiper
Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed.
Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.
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The substance at the Vance federal building at first tested positive for anthrax, but later was determined not to be the sometimes deadly material. "At this point it does not appear to be a toxic substance ... based on the one letter we got out of Birmingham," Williamson said.
Two of the letters sent were to Senator Sessions and Shelby
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Baby powder or baking powder alert. :P
Are they sending any to Washington? Who could forget how they ran like scared rabbits. Very entertaining.
Well now, Christmas is over, Tiger news is slow, no more healthcare talk, no H1N1 scare the crap outta you news, even the crotch bomber is stale news. We could use a little entertainment.
What did Obama know and when did he know it?
At least one contained an artificial sweetener, an FBI official said.
Wow..thats some deadly stuff. Aspartame could kill ya. Only, I think you have to ingest a lot of it.
Few other details about the letters were available from authorities.
One letter was sent to Rep. Jo Bonner’s office in in Mobile, and one to his office in Foley, Tobon said. Single letters were sent to the offices of Rep. Mike Rogers and U.S. Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby in Montgomery. And one letter was sent to the federal courthouse in Anniston. Another letter also was later reported having also been received in Anniston, an FBI official said.
One letter was received at Birmingham federal offices on Sunday at the Robert S. Vance Federal Building in downtown Birmingham , said Paul Daymond, public affairs specialist with the FBI in Birmingham.
Daymond said the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force is investigating the Alabama letters.
Yep, lotsa stuff going on...
This is an act designed to terrorize people, tie things up, and spend lots of money. Hope they get the perp!
Weird that they sent it to the Bankruptcy Courthouse instead of the Federal Courthouse.
Hmmm. For years, the only Splenda (artifical sweeetner) factory in the world was in Alabama....but, it was recently shut and moved to (I think) Singapore.
Earlier reports from an FBI official in Mobile had indicated possibly two letters were received in Birmingham, but it was only one, the FBI has now confirmed.
Daymond said this afternoon that the powder in one envelope in Anniston tested negative for anthrax. “It was some type of artificial sweetener,” he said.
Daymond later reported a second letter was received in Anniston.
The substance at the Vance federal building at first tested positive for anthrax at the scene, but later was determined not to be the sometimes deadly material. The on-scene tests are reliable when the results are negative, but are unreliable when a test is positive, health officials said.
There was quick response from many agencies, so they’ll get to the bottom of it. And if they say “Nothing to see here, move along” I’ll make a call to get the truth