2 suspicious envelopes sent to Sen. Flake’s Phoenix office

Another GOP Senator who voted to stop the filibuster on 2nd Article infringements.


PHOENIX — Two suspicious envelopes have been found Wednesday at the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The first two floors of the offices near 22nd Street and Camelback Road have been evacuated.  

Phoenix Police are investigating but the envelopes contained an oily substance, according to Phoenix Fire. Two hazmat teams, FBI, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and firefighters also are at the scene.

Police said they were told by office staff that the envelopes looked “suspicious.” “That’s all we know,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson. “(The envelopes) are secured.”

This will be the fifth suspicious letter or package sent to U.S. politicians, including President Barack Obama, around the country in two days.

Flake is in Washington. He posted his thoughts about the bipartisan immigration reform bill to his Facebook page about an hour before discovery of the letter was made public.

Flake’s Valley offices are across the street from those of Sen. John McCain’s. A spokesman for McCain said authorities have told the staff not to open any packages.

The FBI has confirmed the letters sent to the president and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. Those letters tested positive for the poisonous substance ricin.

A Michigan senator also announced Wednesday that his regional office had received a suspicious letter.

No other details were immediately available.


One thought on “2 suspicious envelopes sent to Sen. Flake’s Phoenix office

  1. I’m just saying, but if I were a terrorist and the anthrax thing didn’t work, then why the hell would I repeat the same tactic with another poison? It makes no sense.

    Even in the “Art of War”, Sun Tzu emphasizes to NEVER use the same tactic twice for the same enemy and to be open to an infinite number of possibilities.

    This whole new terrorist attack is going along just as the government has planned. They could have found out who did it on Monday, but they needed the letters to go out and be received by today and yesterday which is why they needed everyone’s video footage and witnesses so that they can hold the evidence and the witnesses until they were ready. So now that the letters are received and the scare tactics and threats are made, they are ready to open the curtain and reveal the suspect.

    Talk about your typical Hollywood script. And the police always say, that despite what people believe things don’t happen like they do on CSI. I disagree. If the government is paid enough or forced to do so by higher-ups, especially if it is a high-profile case, they can get the results in a matter of hours. This is pure proof of it. It’s all about allocating and maximizing their resources.

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