Fake Anthrax Sent to Local Newspapers
The Pioneer Press is the latest media outlet to receive a package containing hoax anthrax.
According to a Pioneer Press report, the newspaper discovered an envelope Saturday containing a small package labeled "anthrax."
Initial tests later determined the substance to be sugar, St. Paul police spokesman Pete Crum said.
The package contained a CD with a photo of Colin Powell labeled "Anthrax Shock and Awe Terror" and a package containing a white powder taped to the top labeled "Anthrax" and "Biohazard."
On Wednesday, Marc M. Keyser, 66, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of sending over 120 hoax letters labeled "anthrax" to scores of media outlets, the FBI said.
Minneapolis' Star Tribune also reported on the hoax package they received on Thursday.
Preliminary tests on the contents of the package sent to the Star Tribune were also negative for hazardous material Minneapolis police said.
More packages will probably be received over the next few dayssaid FBI agent Steve Dupre. Any recipients were instructed to contact their local FBI office.