BOCA RATON, Fla. — Federal agents wearing protective gear entered the quarantined home of the National Enquirer on Tuesday in hopes of reviving their stalled inquiry into last year's deadly anthrax attack.
Investigators needed to photograph and survey the layout of the headquarters of tabloid publisher American Media Inc. before they began searching for evidence. FBI Special Agent Wayne Russell would not give details about anything the agents found Tuesday.
FBI officials said they originally focused on the public health threat following the anthrax contamination and now want to search the building more thoroughly.
Scientists recently developed techniques to search for anthrax spores and identify their source, and the FBI is hoping to find the letter, package or other item by which the deadly anthrax was brought into the building.