Team Probes Suspicious Package at Alabama Capitol

MONTGOPMERY, Ala. (AP) - State and federal authorities are
investigating a suspicious letter that arrived at the Alabama
Capitol addressed to the governor.

State Public Safety Director Chris Murphy said Capitol police were notified about 12:30 p.m. Monday of a suspicious letter in the mail room in the basement of the Capitol. Tests showed it did not contain anthrax or any other dangerous substance.

Murphy said no one was injured. But the Montgomery Fire Department's hazardous materials team and two ambulances were called as a precaution.

Murphy said similar letters arrived Monday for the governors of Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan and Rhode Island.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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