‘Dayton Daily News’ Latest Hit with ‘Anthrax’; Arrest Made in Probe

By: E&P Staff

Several employees at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News were interviewed by authorities Friday after they touched a suspicious package that contained a packet labeled “anthrax,? which was actually sugar.

The package is believed to be one of 120 faux anthrax letters sent out to media outlets in the past week. On Wednesday, Federal agents arrested 66-year-old Sacramento man Marc Keyser at his home in connection with mailings. Agents found 11 more packets in Keyser’s car. He was charged with three counts of sending the anthrax threats via mail.

None of the packages received by newspapers in the past week has tested positive for anthrax, FBI Special Agent Michael Brooks told the Daily News.

The packages also contained a CD titled “Anthrax: Shock & Awe Terror,” which Keyser said was the title of his new book. The Dayton Daily News package had Marc M. Keyser’s return address on it, Brooks added.

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