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Anthrax Not Found in 4 Clinic Letters

From Times Wire Reports

Letters claiming to contain anthrax that were sent to seven abortion clinics did not contain the deadly bacteria in at least four of the cases, the FBI said. Testing at an Army lab at Ft. Detrick, Md., revealed that the letters received Friday by four clinics in Kentucky and Indiana did not contain any biological agents, said John E. Bell Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis office. The incident prompted police to decontaminate 31 people who were scrubbed down and treated with antibiotics at hospitals as a precaution. Another Louisville clinic and one in Wichita, Kan., also received letters, and a similar threat was sent to a clinic in Knoxville, Tenn.


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