FBI says letter sent to senator appears to contain anthrax.
Dateline: Various - File
Date: 17/11/2001 05:00 AM
1. Mail being retrieved from Senate offices,
2. File Senator Leahy
3. Animation of Daschle anthrax letter
Trenton, New Jersey
4. Trenton, New Jersey post office
5. Graphics, New York Post and Brokaw anthrax letters
6. Microscope view of anthrax bacteria
7. U-S forces in Afghanistan
8. Various of Osama bin Laden with Mohammad Atef
9. Hazmat team hosing down
Another anthrax letter was discovered unopened in the US Friday in one of 250 barrels of impounded mail taken from Capitol Hill, prompting the re-closing of two Congressional office buildings.
The letter is addressed to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont.
It's dated October 9th and has similar handwriting to another letter laced with anthrax sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
It also bears a Trenton, New Jersey postmark and the return address, a fictitious elementary school, is identical.
Senator Leahy said he's confident authorities are taking the appropriate steps and will eventually find the person responsible.
Two other letters containing anthrax were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchor Tom Brokaw.
A total of four people have died from anthrax, including two Washington postal workers.
As authorities try to track down the source of the anthrax letters, U-S military troops continue to hunt for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
One of bin Laden's most trusted senior lieutenants, Mohammed Atef, was reportedly killed in U-S airstrikes.