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Michigan senator says regional office got suspicious letter
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Authorities have been alerted to another suspicious package sent to a senator.
Michigan Senator Carl Levin says his regional office in Saginaw received a suspicious letter. Levin says in a statement that an aide received the letter Wednesday, but did not open it.
The Democratic lawmaker says he and his staff do not know if the mail presented a threat.
Separately, the FBI says a substance in letters sent to President Barack Obama and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker have preliminarily tested positive for ricin, a potentially fatal poison.
The FBI says those letters are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. Both letters were intercepted at off-site mail facilities.
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