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Stamford – Police Detain Suspect In Suspicious Package Case

(NTARC) Police have detained a suspect in the delivery of a suspicious envelope to a downtown military recruiting station yesterday, with an arrest expected, according to Assistant Chief Robert Nivakoff.

The unidentified suspect, described as a white Stamford man in his 40s, was being questioned by police last night. Evidence gathered at the scene led to this man, Nivakoff said.

An announcement about the case is expected sometime today, police said. Yesterday’s incident involved the second suspicious envelope delivered to the recruiting station in the last two months.

The envelope, slipped into the recruiting station mailbox yesterday morning, held batteries and other “bomb-making components,” said Lt. Sean Cooney, a police department spokesman.

He would not say what else was inside.

It was nearly identical to an envelope left at the same U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force station on July 19, police said.

Both bore “unusual writing” and were placed in the station’s mailbox, Cooney said. Police are investigating whether the suspect detained yesterday is connected to the previous incident.

Police evacuated the recruiting station and nearby buildings just before noon yesterday and blocked off Bedford Street, between Spring and Broad streets, for more than an hour.

They destroyed the envelope with a water cannon and found it contained no explosives, Cooney said.

Police called the FBI to assist in the case and videotaped the area yesterday to see whether anyone suspicious was in the crowd, Cooney said.

The writing on the outside of the envelope was in a foreign language, but police would not disclose the language or what was written.

Two military recruiters at the office yesterday declined comment.

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August 23, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, Homeland security, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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