Al Gore received an anthrax letter

Office workers hope it was just another sick joke

A letter was received at Al Gore's office. The manager of Gore’s office in the city of Nashville (Tennessee), Mary Patterson, opened the envelope, after which white powder spilled onto the floor. It is not ruled that it was an act of terror. A special chemical police unit arrived at the office to examine the powder.

As CNN reported, all office workers were isolated in connection with possible anthrax contact. Al Gore himself was not in the office. Gore and his wife Tipper were resting in California. The letter was personally addressed to Al Gore. Jano Cabrera, a Gore spokesman, said that the results of the analysis would be exposed in 24 hours. Cabrera added that the envelope was put in the mail from Tennessee. There was also a stamp on the reverse side of the envelope: "This letter has not been inspected by the Corrections Department." This organization is supposed to mark letters that are sent from prisons. Cabrera said that the stamp wording is not used by Tennessee prison officials.

Echo of Moscow radio station reported that the FBI belies that the incident in Gore’s Nashville office was a false alarm. Agents advised that it was just fake powder, since nobody had been hospitalized. Gore’s office workers hope that it was just a joke.

Sergey Yugov PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov

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