Ohio 2 newspapers got anthrax hoax letters

CINCINNATI The FBI says two Ohio newspapers were among many in the U.S. that received anthrax hoax letters this week.

Special Agent Michael Brooks said Friday that the letters contained a small packet of sugar that was labeled “anthrax” and had the return address of a California man already in custody.

Brooks said one letter received Tuesday at The Cincinnati Enquirer had been opened and discarded. One that was opened Friday at The Dayton Daily News was tested and found not to contain any toxic substance.

Sixty-six-year-old Marc Keyser of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested without incident at his home Wednesday in connection with the dozens of mailings. Agents said they found 11 more sugar packets labeled “Anthrax Sample” in Keyser’s car.


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