Fairfield Ledger

Mt. Pleasant News   Wash Journal
Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 17, 2017

Officials suspect inmate in Iowa powder scare

Feb 27, 2013

DES MOINES (AP) — Officials suspect a prison inmate in another state sent a letter containing white powder to a federal court building in Des Moines.

Postal inspector Jim O’Hara told The Des Moines Register the inmate already is being investigated for allegedly sending a similar threatening letter with white powder to another government building in Iowa.

O’Hara would not release the inmate’s name or the state where the inmate is imprisoned.

The federal court annex in Des Moines was locked down for nearly an hour Monday after the letter was opened. The building was reopened after a test showed the powder was acetaminophen, a common over-the-counter pain reliever.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.