Threatening Mail Makes Annual Visit to Media, Senators

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Photo: KAREN BLEIER/2011 AFP

The NYPD and FBI are investigating yet another batch of suspicious envelopes purporting to contain "dangerous pathogens," this time sent to every U.S. senator and a bunch of television shows. The dirty mail reportedly came from Oregon and included letters voicing "anger over corporate greed and the state of the U.S. economy," according to NBC New York. The writer claimed that 10 percent of the letters contained the pathogens, but officials say there is no evidence thus far validating the threat and pointed to the numerous hoaxes since 2001's anthrax scare. John Boehner's offices discovered a harmless powdery substance, but New York media companies and Senate offices are being told to keep an eye out for postage from Portland.