Breaking: Second ricin letter addressed to White House, suspicious package alert in Senate office; Update: Levin’s MI office evacuated; Update: Three packages?; Update: Flake’s AZ office, too; Update: All clear in DC after packages removed

posted at 11:26 am on April 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Another letter on its way to the nation’s has tested positive for ricin, ABC News reported a few minutes ago — this time on its way to the White House.  The discovery follows a flagged letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker found yesterday, and which is still the subject of testing:

ABC7′s Brad Bell reports that the letter was discovered at a postal facility at 3601 Pennsy Drive in Hyattsville. Hazardous materials teams could be seen and the facility is on lockdown, he reports.

This would be the second letter containing ricin that has been intercepted in the past day. On Tuesday, an off-site mail facility intercepted a piece of mail addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., that tested positive for the dangerous substance.

Sources tell ABC 7 News that tests conducted on the letter meant for Wicker at Fort Detrick tested positive for ricin.

While writing this post, Twitter reports on a warning of a suspicious package in the Russell Senate Building began erupting:

https://twitter.com/SecretsBedard/status/324543300226932737

https://twitter.com/philipaklein/status/324546368628723712

We’ll have more on both stories as developments unfold.

Update: CNN reports that the Hart building is also being partially evacuated:

And a word of caution, too:

Good to keep in mind with reports of “suspicious packages,” too.

Update: Politico reports that the bomb squad has been called to both Russell and Hart buildings:

Update: Screencap of e-mail alert from Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviews’ Salena Zito:

Update: Was the package in Senator Shelby’s office?

Update: It’s not just Capitol Hill, either.  In Detroit, a local news report says that Carl Levin’s Saginaw office had to be evacuated because of a suspicious letter:

U.S. Senator Carl Levin’s Saginaw office was evacuated Wednesday morning after one of his staff members found what he considered a suspicious letter.

A hazardous material team was called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. to the office at 515 N. Washington in Saginaw. The building was immediately evacuated. The officer worker who found the letter was transported to a local hospital where he is undergoing a medical evaluation.

We’ll pray that he’s all right.

Update: CNN’s home page has this headline: “Capitol Police questioning man after sealed envelopes found in his backpack, sources tell CNN. ” No link to a story yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

Update: CNN’s story has been updated to include the backpack story, but it’s apparently not a good lead:

Shortly after that announcement, Capitol Police were checking out reports of suspicious packages or letters in two Senate office buildings. The first floor of the Hart Senate Office Building was evacuated shortly before noon, and police were questioning a man with a backpack in the area.

The man raised suspicion with the content of his backpack and how he responded to police questions, two Capitol Hill police officers said. The backpack contained sealed envelopes and was being x-rayed, one of the officers said.

A federal law enforcement official told CNN that authorities do not believe the man was connected to the letters found Tuesday.

Update: Roll Call says three suspicious packages set off the alerts:

U.S. Capitol Police are investigating several suspicious packages in the Hart and Russell Senate Office buildings, sources confirmed.

Loudspeaker alerts announced the discovery of packages on the first and third floors of Hart, while an email to the Senate community notified offices that police have responded to “a suspicious envelope on the third floor of the Russell Senate Office Building.” The email directed “all staff and other personnel” to “avoid this area until further notice.” Other news organizations have reported that the suspicious envelope was found in the office of Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala.

CQ Roll Call has confirmed that at least one of the suspicious packages in Hart was also an envelope.

Staffers in both buildings have been asked to shelter in place.

Update: Jeff Flake’s office in Phoenix also has a “suspicious letter“:

A suspicious letter has been found Wednesday at the office of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Phoenix Police are investigating.

Flake’s office is near 22nd Street and Camelback Road.

This will be the fifth suspicious letter or package sent to U.S. politicians, including President Barack Obama, around the country in two days.

Update: The Washington Post reports that Capitol Police have reopened the Senate buildings after removing the suspicious packages:

First-floor offices in the building were evacuated, and people on higher floors were told to stay in their offices.

Authorities later reopened the Hart atrium, without immediately disclosing what — if anything — had been found.

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Headline says addressed to White House, text says Senate….

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

suspicious package alert in Senate office

What, Anthony Wiener showed up?

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Post 9/11 deja vu.

Yikes.

kingsjester on April 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I sure would like to know the wording in those letters.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Right wing racist
-lsm

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

How easy is it to get a hold of/make ricin? I would imagine you need to have at least SOME knowledge in refinement/set up in order to extract it.

This is looking more and more like either a copycat 9/11, just lower tech.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Lachlan Markay @lachlan

Two ricin letters, HSOB being evacuated, and now a suspicious package at the WH. This is getting scary.

Getting scary?

Terrorist attacks on civilians are what’s scary. On politicians….? well….

I won’t say anything further, at the risk losing my commenting privileges here.

UltimateBob on April 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I read it three times and still have no idea of how many riacin items there are and who are the addresses.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Cross contamination from the handling room? Connected? A week of puzzles and who-done-its for sure.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

How easy is it to get a hold of/make ricin? I would imagine you need to have at least SOME knowledge in refinement/set up in order to extract it.

This is looking more and more like either a copycat 9/11, just lower tech.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Just have to look up one of the latest issues of Al Queda’s Inspire magazine…

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Another letter on its way to the nation’s has tested positive for ricin

To the nation’s what? Capital (city where the legislature sits)? Or Capitol (building where Congress meets)?

C’mon, slow down. It’s in the first sentence for crying out loud.

BuckeyeSam on April 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

UltimateBob on April 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I think you’ve said enough.

You shouldn’t wish ill on anyone. Our politicians are people too. We are the government, or have you forgotten?

Abby Adams on April 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

suspicious package alert in Senate office

Stand down, just the final version of Obama’s budget..

hillsoftx on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

good grief…don’t these guys get tired of using the EXACT SAME PLAYBOOK??

gatorboy on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I read it three times and still have no idea of how many riacin items there are and who are the addresses.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I think yesterday’s letter could actually be a false positive test or cross contamination. It sounds like today’s letter was also going to the Senate and not the White House. At any rate, it sounds like we are talking about only two potential ricin letters and one “suspicious” package.

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

You shouldn’t wish ill on anyone.

I don’t.

Our politicians are people too. We are the government, or have you forgotten?

Abby Adams on April 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I haven’t forgotten. They have.

UltimateBob on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Deja vu all over again? Is this going to be SOP for now on? Terrorist attack followed shortly thereafter by biologically dangerous letters?

NotCoach on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Nothingburger.

antisense on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Got to whip everyone up into a panic

gatorboy on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Ricin is made from castor beans. Survivalists hoard beans as emergency food. Survivalists also have guns. Many survivalists are white. Red states are popular destinations for survivalists. Many white people are Christians.

So there you have it: These letters were sent by a white, Christian, gun owning survivalist who lives in a red state.

You have to think in Russian liberal.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

How easy is it to get a hold of/make ricin? I would imagine you need to have at least SOME knowledge in refinement/set up in order to extract it.

This is looking more and more like either a copycat 9/11, just lower tech.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Well, first you need a pressure cooker…

Lily on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

How easy is it to get a hold of/make ricin? I would imagine you need to have at least SOME knowledge in refinement/set up in order to extract it.

The trouble with ricin is how easy it is to make it, extract it, and use it. All you need is castor seeds. We did it in chemistry class back in the 90′s and demonstrated it on crickets and roaches and other tough critters for the science fair. Times were different then. Sad how those ******* terrorists have to mess up everything. We could order uranium then too. It never crossed anyone’s mind then to hurt someone with this stuff.

JoseQuinones on April 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Unless this is just someone capitalizing on the Boston bombing, this doesn’t look like a Al Qaeda sort of thing.If they’re connected it may be home grown terrorists….

sandee on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Just have to look up one of the latest issues of Al Queda’s Inspire magazine…

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

That’s what this is starting to look like isn’t it?

I would wager this is why we haven’t seen someone taking credit for the bombing, because the attack is still ongoing.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

good grief…don’t these guys get tired of using the EXACT SAME PLAYBOOK??

gatorboy on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Really. They should mix it up a bit. Send Rice-a-Roni to Pelosi or something. It is the San Francisco treat.

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

You need a role on ‘Without a Trace’.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Deja vu all over again? Is this going to be SOP for now on? Terrorist attack followed shortly thereafter by biologically dangerous letters?

NotCoach on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

This, plus the whoring media stirring the pot with flat out rumors.

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

How easy is it to get a hold of/make ricin? I would imagine you need to have at least SOME knowledge in refinement/set up in order to extract it.

This is looking more and more like either a copycat 9/11, just lower tech.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I think it’s found in Castor Bean seeds. Not a problem to extract or just powder the seeds.

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

That would be a good bet. The news accounts I’ve seen so far aren’t much clearer.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Bishoped me! :)

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

good grief…don’t these guys get tired of using the EXACT SAME PLAYBOOK??

gatorboy on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Why would you take the plays that always score out of your book when the other teams are still falling for them?

Lily on April 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I don’t think it is too hard to make and the beans (forgot which kind) are common and easy to obtain. I guess it is poor man’s bio-warfare in a sense. Here’s one guy who was busted for it a few years ago (he infected himself with it):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23426784/ns/us_news-life/t/feds-search-utah-home-ricin-case/

I think he wasn’t planning any terror activities but was just playing around to see if he could make it or something like that.

Here are some others: Incidents involving ricin.

batter on April 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

I think it’s found in Castor Bean seeds. Not a problem to extract or just powder the seeds.

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Apparently (according to wikipedia) it is a protein. WP says just a few salt sized grains are enough to kill an adult, from injection or inhalation. Ingestion apparently is far less toxic.

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The trouble with ricin is how easy it is to make it, extract it, and use it.

JoseQuinones on April 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

You can die from breathing just a few grains of it, so it may be easy, but it’s very risky.

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Why would you take the plays that always score out of your book when the other teams are still falling for them?

Lily on April 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Works for the dems.

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Don’t remember the thread, but I tried to convince one of the lefties a while back that someone needed to speak with the elected in this country and tell them than all their political game-playing hurts powerless individuals and families. Eventually the oppressed will fight back in a personal attacks. The concept is as old as civilization itself.

I hope this is not the case here, but perhaps a bad batch of test strips…

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

It wouldn’t have to be that refined to test positive for the substance.

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Holy cow…

The terrorists are winning.

Pretty soon we’re all going to be afraid of our own shadows.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go get the mail from my mailbox.

Defenestratus on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

It wouldn’t have to be that refined to test positive for the substance.

Mimzey on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Apparently just the leftover smash Castor Bean waste has 5 – 10% ricin by weight. So it sounds like you could set off all sorts of positive tests very easily.

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Countdown to speculation/accusation of right-wing groups….

10…9…8…7…

connertown on April 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

What, Anthony Wiener showed up?

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I thought Weiner delivered his package only electronically.

Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Return address: William Ayers.

BuckeyeSam on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Dylan Byers ‏@DylanByers 9m

RT @politico: BREAKING: Bomb squad on the scene at Hart and Russell Senate office buildings #BreakingNews

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The term grain is a mass measurement equal to approximate 64 milligrams (.064 grams. 1 ounce = 28 grams). Don’t confuse it with granules (grains) of salt.

chemman on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Hmmm…wonder it it’s the same person that sent to 2003 letters (also sent to WH and Senate).

batter on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

And apparently, as it’s a protein, it can be denatured by heat. The leftover bean waste in manufacturing is usually cooked and then fed to cattle…

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Cue noos media rush to pin this on “right-wing extremists” in 5…4…3…2…

WannabeAnglican on April 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

The term grain is a mass measurement equal to approximate 64 milligrams (.064 grams. 1 ounce = 28 grams). Don’t confuse it with granules (grains) of salt.

chemman on April 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

No wonder the .223 rounds I loaded with salt won’t fire.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Letters coming from a man from Mississippi

Oh yeah the lsm will begin their redneck right wing extremist rant

This doesn’t sound like something on connection with Boston

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I dislike Obama as much as any human – but this is troubling.

I hope they find the idiot – unlike the 911 powder attacks

jake-the-goose on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Let’s hope the mailer of these letters is a white male!

-Salon’s David Sirota

portlandon on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

A dose as small as a few grains of table salt can kill an adult human.

Wikipedia

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Chris Matthews: “I think we have to suspect the conservative portion of the 1%. They just paid their first quarter estimated taxes for 2013, and they’re ticked off. This president has done everything right, and they’re still ticked off!”

/

BuckeyeSam on April 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM

You need a role on ‘Without a Trace’.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Don’t push your racism on me, pal.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I did not do it.

If it’s true, ods are he lives in “manufactured housing” and has “summer” teeth. Sum are there and some ain’t.

kingsjester on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin 4m

MT @ShannonBream: Per @RichEdsonDC -Senate aide says Cap Police tell them suspicious pkg in Hart Bldg atrium & suspicious envelope on 3rd fl

Two items in Hart Bldg.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

:)

chemman on April 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Up next on msdnc the splc talking head on the increase of right wing patriot groups

No bias there
/

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

These attacks are definitely related. The bomber is following the 9-11 pattern. First the kinetic attack followed by a bio-weapon attack. This combined attack is certainly of domestic origin but is probably not connected to any specific group. The perpetrator(s) is/are almost certainly Truthers sympathetic to the OWS movement. The FBI will of course be focusing on white supremacists and militia groups just as the police decided that the DC sniper was a single white male loner between 25-40 and allowed Malveaux and Mohammed to slip through the police cordons after each shooting.

jerryofva on April 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I know nothing about this stuff, but I’m guessing ricin is pretty hard to get ahold of? If so, that suggests pre-meditation, and this situation gets a little more distressing.

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

KJ
Heh :)

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Wonder if it could be some nut job trying to stop votes on the bills on guns/amnesty? It sure has stopped most action in the house and senate today?
L

letget on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Mike Walker ‏@New_Narrative 15m

CNN reporting suspicious package at Senator Shelby’s office

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Suspect May Be In Custody For Ricin Tainted Letter

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/255011/187/Suspect-May-Be-In-Custody-For-Ricin-Tainted-Letter

CNN was saying they think they are all coming from a guy in Mississippi who obsessively write Congress.

stingray9813 on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I read it three times and still have no idea of how many riacin items there are and who are the addresses.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

It’s ridiculous.

Axe on April 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Wonder if it could be some nut job trying to stop votes on the bills on guns/amnesty? It sure has stopped most action in the house and senate today?
L

letget on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Maybe, but why now? Why not earlier? Granted, whoever is doing this is clearly a loon, but one would think they would wait until something has passed before getting up in arms about it.

Gatsu on April 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

stingray9813 on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Let’s hope they have him.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

What makes a package suspicious? Is it marked, “Breathe deeply after opening?”

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

If so, that suggests pre-meditation, and this situation gets a little more distressing.

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Strange thing to say. :)

Everything about it would be premeditated. I’m not sure what you mean.

Axe on April 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Chris Golden ‏@chrisgolden 3m

CNN: Man in custody on 3rd floor of Hart Office Building

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Something doesn’t click here. I could theoretically see a disgruntled person angry at the Senate for something and be the one sending the “ricin” if it is ricin, because of some beef they have. Crazy, but in this atmosphere right now with them trying to ram all these bills down our throats ,possible. I just don’t see a connection with bombing innocent bystanders at a sporting event.

sandee on April 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Well,this reminds me of the Anthrax ordeal,
and its obvious that some clown has an axe
grind with government!!

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

What makes a package suspicious? Is it marked, “Breathe deeply after opening?”

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

No, it’s a package with a letter that looks like the ones that contained ricin randomly sitting in the Capitol.

stingray9813 on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

So, domestic right-wing terrorists are now targeting…GOP Senators? I’ll have to tune in to MSLSD so they can explain THAT one to me.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Gretawire:

One cap police officer tells me the one suspicious pkg was delivered to Russell bldg. The courier who delivered that is now in Hart where he’s being questioned. People who are outside, on east side of hart are now being moved to the far side of 2nd street NE. The officer says no one is being allowed in or out.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Chris Golden ‏@chrisgolden 3m

CNN: Man in custody on 3rd floor of Hart Office Building

“We’re waiting to see if he was wearing a Gadsden-logo tshirt. Stay tuned for breaking developments unless the guy is black or a liberal in which case we will immediately go to a story about a water skiing chipmunk.”

-Tingle Pants

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

So, domestic right-wing terrorists are now targeting…GOP Senators? I’ll have to tune in to MSLSD so they can explain THAT one to me.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

It seems the Rep. targeted were they ones who voted to let the gun bill out of conference?

sandee on April 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Can’t be said often enough…so far all Republican’s…no democrats have been targeted.

I can hardly wait to see the headlines:

Left wing liberal radicals target Republican’s

I am sure that will happen…

right2bright on April 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM

+1 bishop @12:05

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

CNN was saying they think they are all coming from a guy in Mississippi who obsessively write Congress.

stingray9813 on April 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Really? Mississippi? It’s everything they’ve always dreamed of. They’ll finally have something to talk about, and they’ll never shut up.

Axe on April 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I know nothing about this stuff, but I’m guessing ricin is pretty hard to get ahold of? If so, that suggests pre-meditation, and this situation gets a little more distressing.

According to the TV Show Breaking Bad, a skilled chemist or chemistry teacher could make the stuff.

Gadsden

GadsdenRattlers on April 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I know nothing about this stuff, but I’m guessing ricin is pretty hard to get ahold of? If so, that suggests pre-meditation, and this situation gets a little more distressing.

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Easy to manufacture…that’s the problem.

right2bright on April 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Suspicious letters sent to President Obama, US Senate

US Capitol police say they are questioning ‘the individual who delivered’ at least 2 suspicious packages in Senate office buildings – @AP

27 secs ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/suspicious-letters-sent-to-president-obama-us-senate

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

So, domestic right-wing terrorists are now targeting…GOP Senators? I’ll have to tune in to MSLSD so they can explain THAT one to me.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

That’s easy. “Right-wing extremists targeting GOP for not being right-wing extremist enough.”

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

U.S. Senator Carl Levin’s Saginaw office was evacuated Wednesday morning after one of his staff members found what he considered a suspicious letter.

A hazardous material team was called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. to the office at 515 N. Washington in Saginaw. The building was immediately evacuated. The officer worker who found the letter was transported to a local hospital where he is undergoing a medical evaluation.

I smell some “me too me too me too” here.

BobMbx on April 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Has anyone considered that the package addressed to the REB is nothing more than some primo wee-wee mailed to him from a member of his Choom Gang?

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Update: CNN’s home page has this headline: “Capitol Police questioning man after sealed envelopes found in his backpack, sources tell CNN. ” No link to a story yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

Huh? What are the police doing? Checking the backpacks of everyone on the street for sealed envelopes?

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Strange thing to say. :)

Everything about it would be premeditated. I’m not sure what you mean.

Axe on April 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Yeah, imprecise word choice on my part. I meant that it doesn’t seem likely that the guy woke up yesterday and decided to mail ricin to a bunch of government offices. This stuff hitting 2 days after Boston seems like a bit of coincidence.

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Did we ever find out who was responsible for the anthrax attacks?

monalisa on April 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

It seems the Rep. targeted were they ones who voted to let the gun bill out of conference?

sandee on April 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Wicker got the first piece of mail, one day after the Marathon bombing. Anthrax started showing up at the Capitol right after the 9/11 attacks. I’m a creature of habit, I look for patterns. I don’t think this is related to gun-control votes, though I am wrong a lot and could very well be wrong now.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Thanks for updating us Ed…despite the moronic replies.

stingray9813 on April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I thought after 9/11 no envelopes made it to actual offices? Would staff think they were interoffice communications?

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Tweets All / No replies

The Associated Press The Associated Press ‏@AP 43s

BREAKING: FBI says preliminary test indicates poisonous ricin in letter sent to Obama -BW

https://twitter.com/AP

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I smell some “me too me too me too” here.

BobMbx on April 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Ha, gotta get a Dem on the hit list to add a little cognitive dissonance.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Did we ever find out who was responsible for the anthrax attacks?

monalisa on April 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Prime suspect, chemist, suicide a few years later after the FBI failed to prove it’s case to a DA.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Yeah, imprecise word choice on my part. I meant that it doesn’t seem likely that the guy woke up yesterday and decided to mail ricin to a bunch of government offices. This stuff hitting 2 days after Boston seems like a bit of coincidence.

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

It actually started one day after Boston. Wicker, Mississippi.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

These sealed envelope attacks are getting out of hand, time to ban them. Or at the least ban large size envelopes, why would you need one that can hold more than a small thankyou note? Bigots.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

LukeinNE on April 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I’m getting paranoid, I am still having trouble believing the fire at the JFK library is unrelated. Too much weird going on at one time.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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