FBI: Initial test results show no harmful substances in letter
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -
Officers in hazmat suits walked into
the federal courthouse in Augusta and surrounded the Justice Center Friday
afternoon to investigate a suspicious letter.
It was a frightening scene for people
such as Dennis King who was across the street from the courthouse.
"It is scary, very scary,"
He says while he watched the
investigation at the courthouse his thoughts turned to the events that unfolded
in Boston this week.
"I don't want to feel the hurt
and the pain that went on in Boston," he said.
Hazmat crews tested the letter that
was sent from an inmate to the courthouse.
According to the initial test
results, the letter didn't contain any harmful substances.
FBI officials have sent the letter to
a lab for further testing.
"It's real scary, I'll be happy
when it's over with. I hope it comes to some kind of good ending," said
Willie Flug who was also across the street from the courthouse.
The suspicious letter scare comes
during the same week as the Boston Marathon bombing and just a few days after
letters containing ricin, a potentially lethal poison, were sent to the President
and a senator.
King said, "I'm basically concerned
about the people especially with what's going on now. We have to keep our eye
out for somebody that we don't even know."
FBI officials say there were no
written threats in the letter sent to Augusta's federal courthouse.
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