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Pentagon Finds ‘Suspicious Substance’ At Mail Screening Facility


Washington –   The FBI is testing a number of envelopes sent to the Pentagon in Washington after a “suspicious substance’’ was found, a U.S. Department of Defence spokesman said on Tuesday.

“On Monday, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected a suspicious substance during mail screening at the Pentagon’s remote screening facility,’’ Rob Manning confirmed to dpa.

He added that the mail had been placed in quarantine and did not pose a threat to staff.

Citing defence sources, U.S. broadcaster CNN reported that the mail had tested positive for the toxic substance ricin.



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