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Letters Rigged to Ignite Sent to 5 Governors

September 10, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

MONTANA

Five state governors received envelopes in the mail rigged to ignite when opened. In Helena, a flaming envelope prompted the evacuation of part of the state Capitol.

The envelopes, rigged with matches set to ignite when opened, were sent to the governors of Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Washington and Utah. There were no reports of injuries.

All the letters appeared to have come from a maximum-security prison in Nevada.

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