Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:45 AM
bullwinkle428 (15,172 posts)
Tea terror in Iowa : Democratic state rep receives racially charged threat with white powder
"DES MOINES — The FBI and Iowa State Patrol are reviewing video shot in and around the Capitol as part of their investigation into a death threat made to a legislator from Des Moines earlier this week.
Security personnel and lawmakers agree the situation that led to a nearly four-hour lockdown at the Iowa Capitol on Tuesday could have been handled better.
Michael Dekota McRae, a clerk for Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, opened an envelope containing a racially charged letter and white powder Tuesday afternoon. Hours later, a hazardous materials team determined that the powder, which smelled like laundry detergent, was not dangerous. Further tests are being conducted, but Logsdon said the investigation has not yielded a suspect."
Read more: http://www.qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-lawmakers-call-for-review-of-how-threat-at-capitol/article_a10752a8-7f4f-11e1-9b89-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1rGdlIuQo
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