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Several people contaminated by white powder @ FL state attorney's office

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 10:24 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Several workers complained of headaches and were decontaminated after a white powder erupted from an envelope sent to the state attorney's office Tuesday.

Police say around 9 a.m. authorities got a call to respond to the State Attorney’s Office at 401 N. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach after an envelope in the mailroom was found to have had white powder in it. Three people working in the mail sorting room complained of headaches after the powder "poofed" out of the envelope when opened.

Police would not release who the envelope was addressed to and where it came from.

It appears that several people were contaminated and a firefighter (cardiac symptoms) and three workers were taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center for treatment.

Another site reporting this story:
CNN has pick up the story now as well:

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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Good catch. I'll keep swinging by for updates.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Scott said the three complained of headaches, were decontaminated at the scene then taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center for further treatment.

Scott, who noted that it is "rare" for anyone to be transported from one of these incidents, said one fire-rescue worker was also taken to Good Samaritan for possible "cardiac issue".

This may be a potential Anthrax contamination or something of that nature. As noted in the above quote, it is rare for anyone to be transported from one of these incidents.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Who wants to bet the state attorney and his staff was on Cipro?

Wouldn't be the first time...

White House Faces Disclosure Suit Group Says Government Had Braced for Anthrax Attacks

A conservative group is suing the Bush administration for access to documents about last fall's anthrax attacks, asserting that top officials might have known the bioterrorist attack was coming.

Larry Klayman, chairman of Judicial Watch, said administration officials said last fall that some White House staff members had begun taking the antibiotic Cipro on Sept. 11, weeks before the anthrax attacks were made public.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Initial testing of the powder was "inconclusive", according to Allen Ortman, emergency manager for the City of West Palm Beach.

"The colors didn't change the way they normally do, so there was a little bit of concern," Ortman said, adding that there's no direct threat to other people.

The powder has been sent to an FBI lab for further testing, and it could be identified within the next 24 hours, he said.

"Until that time we're going to keep the room where the powder was found sealed off," he said.

Meanwhile, Fourth Street, between Quadrille Avenue and Dixie Highway, has been closed to traffic while authorities investigate the incident.

It looks like it may be a while before we know what the white powder consisted of.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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I know, it's anthrax and it's from Iran!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:59 PM

Originally posted by Vitchilo
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I know, it's anthrax and it's from Iran!

LOL....Careful.....Don't give them any ideas!

Tomorrow morning we'll find out that it was postmarked from Iran, has Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fingerprint on the letter, and the white powder is a WMD.

We'll be bombing Iran by lunchtime tomorrow.

......ok, so that probably won't happen, but I don't put anything past TPTB anymore. This will probably turn out to be just powdered sugar sent thru the mail by some nut, but then again, this does seem to be rather serious and something to pay close attention to.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:23 PM
The FBI has now taken over investigation of the Florida white powder incident.

They still aren't releasing any information on who may have sent the letter, or what the
"white powder" may be, but the updated article states that the initial reports indicate that it may be non-hazardous.

Initial reports indicate the powder was not hazardous, but the investigation will continue, said Margaret Williams of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 05:52 AM
The FBI are now offering up to $150,000 reward for catching whoever is responsible.

In their profile of the likely offender they have "conspiracy theories" listed as one of his likely hobbies.

Go on, who is it - own up now!

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