April 23rd, 2013
03:27 PM ET

Official: Possible biotoxin detected at DC-area mail facility

Federal authorities responded Tuesday to a report of a possible hazardous substance at a mail facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the nation's capital, Lt. Col. Thomas F. Veale, a military spokesman, told CNN.

A potentially harmful substance was detected during a routine screening of incoming mail, Veale said.

Tests indicate it is a possible biotoxin, he said.

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  1. Bubba

    Those damn Muslims again?

    April 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    I don't think that those are true Muslims, Bubba.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    @saywhat. Don't get discouraged. It happens to all of us.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    yes@fernace, thanks.
    All i said was that this is of serious concern.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Just hope we don't lose you too. I enjoy your posts.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ saywhat i do too. Dont you bail on us please! 😉

    April 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    There seems to be a spate of terroristic activity going on lately...

    April 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pete

    I feel for the postal workers who sort this mail..Ricin has no antidotes that can control this neurotoxin so if exposed get burial plans ready you're gone in 3-5 days depending on age ,health and just guts to hang in there not giving up but in time you will..Postal employees have to be stressed these days with the constant threats and the number of safe guards they have to work with and around just to make a days pay with no hazard pay as well..My hats off to the postal employees of Washington and other cities nationwide for today anything can happen to any of us in this crazy world so be careful!!

    April 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    There's a funky smell comming from the mail facility.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Can you smell it? Really stinks.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    or your own balls. Now fool you cut on banasy........its on now!

    April 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel, get em killer!

    April 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Now im callin you an idiot @ rupert!

    April 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Whichever an idiot is an idiot lol.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    I wonder if there's biotoxin in my email.

    April 24, 2013 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
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