1. FBI 'Person of Interest' Dr. Stephen J. Hatfill coming out of attorney's office approaching media outside
2. Press cutaway
3. Set-up for Hatfill
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Stephen Hatfill, "FBI Person of Interest":
"I want to look my fellow Americans directly in the eye and declare to them 'I am not the Anthrax killer'. I know nothing about the Anthrax attack I had absolutely nothing to do with this terrible crime. "
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Stephen Hatfill, "FBI Person of Interest":
"It is definitely not good to be the girlfriend of a person of interest, (pauses to wipe away tear) my girlfriend was locked inside an FBI car and hauled off to FBI headquarters and interrogated for hours, without once being told she has the right to leave any time she chooses. Her requests for a lawyer were delayed and made difficult."
6. Two still photos supplied by Dr. Hatfill regarding FBI raid on Dr. Hatfill's girlfriend's apartment
7. Wide shot of Hatfill at news conference
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Hatfill, "FBI Person of Interest":
"And as an investigation that is characterised by the apparent avoidance of any avenue of inquiry except the once decided upon the Attorney General. Most importantly it was driven by a compelling and overwhelming desire that the FBI look good at any cost, regardless of the cost to individual freedom, due process, common decency and civil liberties."
10. Hatfill walks across street back to attorney's office
Dr. Stephen J. Hatfill, the biowarfare expert under scrutiny in the United States anthrax attacks, on Sunday declared his innocence and lashed out against Attorney General John Ashcroft for calling him a "person of interest" in the investigation.
For the second time in two weeks, the scientist went before a throng of reporters outside his lawyer's office to profess his innocence and complain about the attention from law enforcers that he says has destroyed his life.
Ashcroft last week would not say if authorities have identified a suspect in last fall's anthrax mailings but said Hatfill remained "a person of interest to the Department of Justice."
Although authorities say Hatfill is one of 30 such people, only his photo was shown to residents of the Princeton, New Jersey, neighborhood where a mailbox tested positive for anthrax this month.
A law enforcement official said at the time that F-B-I agents were trying to determine whether anyone saw Hatfill last September or October near a mailbox where authorities believe the anthrax letters were mailed.
One day after Hatfill's August 11 news conference, a federal law enforcement official said the F-B-I was not ready to clear Hatfill in the attacks that killed five people and sickened 13 others even though investigators have no physical evidence linking him to a crime.
Hatfill, 48, previously worked at the Army Medical Research Institute at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once home to the U-S biological warfare programme and a repository for the Ames strain of anthrax used in the attacks.
Investigators have searched his apartment in Frederick, Maryland, twice, including testing for anthrax residue, as well as his car, a storage unit in Florida and his girlfriend's home. They have seized his computer and bags of personal items he had thrown away in preparation for moving.