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Workers at office where anthrax was found got 'cryptic' e-mail

October 9, 2001

Boca Raton, Florida-AP — A reporter says workers at a Florida tabloid newspaper office where anthrax was detected received a "cryptic" e-mail from a summer intern.

The National Enquirer's Bennett Bolton says a portion of the e-mail sent in late August or early September read "I left you a surprise for you to remember me by. Ha ha, just kidding."

The F-B-I hasn't commented on the e-mail. But published reports say the former intern is a student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

A school spokesman says the message seems "completely benign."

A worker for The Sun tabloid died after apparently inhaling the bacteria. It was since detected in the nose of another employee.

The government suspects foul play.


by Boca Raton, Copyright © 2001 Associated Press.


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