Official: Possible biotoxin detected at DC-area mail facility

Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 16:29:14-04

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Possible Hazardous Substance

By CNN Staff 

(CNN) — Federal authorities responded Tuesday to a report of a possible hazardous substance at a mail facility at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the nation’s capital, Lt. Col. Thomas F. Veale, a military spokesman, told CNN.

A potentially harmful substance was detected during a routine screening of incoming mail, Veale said.

Tests indicate it is a possible biotoxin, he said.

CNN’s Carol Cratty and Greg Seaby contributed to this report.

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