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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