Pioneer Press Receives Fake Anthrax Package
According to a police report, a package labeled "anthrax" received by the St. Paul Pioneer Press Saturday was found to be sugar. (StarTribune.com)
The St. Paul incident was the latest in a string of similar occurrences across the nation. The Star Tribune had received a package Thursday. St. Paul police spokesman Pete Crum said investigation of the substance is to be continued by the FBI, U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contained in the package was a CD with a photo of Gen. Colin Powell labeled "Anthrax Shock and Awe Terror" and a white substance resembling sugar taped to the top labeled "Anthrax" and "Biohazard."
A California man was arrested last week by the FBI on suspicion of sending letters labeled "anthrax" to more than 100 news media outlets.
According to Crum, no one was injured and no arrests were made Saturday in the St. Paul incident.