Biological Weapons Threat Lands 3 in Jail
Three Texas men accused of threatening federal officials with biological weapons were ordered held without bond in Brownsville. Johnnie Wise, 72; Jack Abbott Grebe Jr., 43, and Oliver Dean Emigh, 63, were arrested and charged with federal conspiracy to use “weapons of mass destruction.” Prosecutors did not say if the men actually possessed the weapons. Assistant U.S. Atty. Rick Lara said the men wrote and sent a threatening e-mail message on June 26 to federal officials. Lara said some of their targets included an IRS director and an FBI director. U.S. Magistrate John William Black imposed a gag order on attorneys in the case.