White Powder Sent to D.C. Schools, but No Anthrax Found So Far.
Letters containing white powder were sent to 20 public schools in Washington, D.C., May 5 — evoking memories of the anthrax scare a decade ago and prompting an immediate response from federal and local investigators.
ABC News reports local firefighters and FBI agents have determined 10 of the 20 schools are safe. The rest of the letters are still being tested, Andrew Ames, a spokesman for the FBI Washington Field office, tells the network.
Five people died from white powder containing the anthrax virus that was sent through the mail in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
No one has reported any illness or injury from this week’s letters, Ames tells ABC. The letters were apparently sent from North Dallas, Texas, the network reports.