KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

High Fire Danger Today

No Danger Found In Suspicious Mail Sent To Flake

By: By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press
By: By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful.

Authorities evacuated part of the building Wednesday after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance. But Keith Moore of the Postal Inspection Service says a letter was tested and found to be harmless.

The situation came a day after authorities said a letter containing ricin was mailed to the office of a Mississippi senator. The Secret Service also says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a substance that tested positive for the poisonous ricin.

Flake is a first-term senator from Arizona.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203435481