Threatening Letters Claiming to Have “Pathogens” Sent to Senators, Media

The FBI and NYPD are investigating threatening letters that claim to contain dangerous pathogens sent to media companies and U.S. senators, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York.

According to law enforcement officials, the person sent letters to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” claiming more letters had been sent to 100 senators and various media companies, including The New York Times, Fox News and NPR.

The writer, who voices anger over corporate greed and the state of the U.S. economy, said some of the letters contained harmful substances at random.

The letters are believed to have been mailed from Oregon and are signed “MAB.”

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Posted on February 22, 2012, in United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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