Authorities intercept suspicious letter
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says officers at the state Capitol intercepted a letter containing an unidentified white powder addressed to Gov. Dave Freudenthal, but
no building evacuation was required.
Sgt. Stephen Townsend says security officers on alert for
suspicious mail seized the standard-sized envelope before it was
Similar letters containing suspicious powder have been received
at more than a dozen other state capitals this week, including on
Thursday in South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, Utah, New
Mexico and North Dakota.
The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Wyoming
National Guard's Civil Support Team assisted in investigating the
Townsend says the envelope was postmarked in Texas.