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Alaskan Politicians Targeted With Suspicious Envelopes

Alaskan Politicians Targeted With Suspicious Envelopes


Both Alaskan senators, one Democrat and one Republican, as well as one Republican Congressman, received envelopes containing suspicious white powder.

Sen. Mark Begich (D – Alaska), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R – Alaska), and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) all received envelopes at their regional offices in Alaska, causing the Fairbanks office to be evacuated.  The powder ended up being samples of concrete, which the sender intended to give to the lawmakers to show it would “work well in a cold environment.”  The FBI determined the intent was not malicious or criminal and did not press charges.

Earlier, suitcases with handwritten signs on them were found in front of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Ohio office.  They were detonated by a bomb squad and determined to be full of papers only.

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1:19PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

What more evidence is needed that the FBI is still stupid?

7:18AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

I think that was a test.

5:45AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Gosh, I thought it wold be dehydrated snow.

1:35PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Not the brightest thing to do, still even in Alaska they use concrete and you will be surprised at what some people send at least they are not receiving the severed little fingers of their relatives.

1:29PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Why don't people think about what they do before they do it? I do not understand what this person was thinking and of course it would create this reaction.

1:11PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

This story leaves me wondering what was handwritten on the suitcases?

12:33PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Just mail a fake turd in a bio-hazzard ziplock bag with the package labeled FECAL ROSTER, they will get the message

12:25PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

The person who sent the envelopes wasn't being malicious just stupid, and must have a brain made of concrete not to realize sending an envelope full of white powder to a politician might be a very bad idea.

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