Police Investigate Threat Against Gov. Malloy

A phone caller told Malloy's staff that a letter to the Governor contained anthrax.

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    State Police said they have contacted the man who made a threat against Gov. Dannel Malloy, then called back claiming he sent the letter and was sorry about it.

    Members of the governor's staff received a phone call from someone on Tuesday who claimed a letter sent to Malloy contained anthrax, according to the State Capitol Police Department.

    Authorities provided mail room employees with a description of the letter. It was located and sealed in a clear evidence bag, police said.

    The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection conducted a test for hazardous materials and the results were negative, according to police. The letter was sent to the State Police laboratory for further testing.

    Then at 9:30 p.m., a man called the State Capitol Constituent Services Unit, said he had sent a sealed letter to Malloy that contained Anthrax, according to police, and left his name and phone number.

    When a member of the State Police governor's security unit called the man, he said he sent the letter to the governor last Friday, knew it was a threat and was having doubts about sending it, state police said.

    Police went to the suspect's address in East Hartford and the man admitted to sending the letter to the governor because he did not like that the governor had made fun of him on TV, according to state police. 

    He man said the substance in the letter was flour from his kitchen, and that he knew what he had done was serious, according to state police. 

    The man then threatened to harm himself and was transported to the hospital.

    Police have not released the man's name, but officials said they are planning to make an arrest on threatening and second-degree breach of peace charges soon. 

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