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Ky. congressmen receive threatening letters

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - At least four congressional offices in
Kentucky have received threatening letters that purported to
contain anthrax.

The offices of U.S. Reps. Geoff Davis, Brett Guthrie, Ed
Whitfield and John Yarmuth received the letters in the mail Monday
morning.

Guthrie spokesman Nate Hodson said a staffer in the Bowling
Green office opened one of the letters and immediately called
authorities. Hodson said the first line of that letter said the
envelope contained anthrax.

Davis spokeswoman Alexandra Haynes said a similar letter arrived
at the Fort Mitchell office. She said the letter apparently was
sent by a prison inmate. She didn't know which prison.

Yarmuth spokesman Trey Pollard said the letter to the Louisville
congressman was given to the FBI.

Hodson and Haynes said investigators determined that the anthrax
threat was a hoax.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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