Feds Fight Back Over Anthrax Threats

A CT man is accused of sending hoax letters to the VA, Supreme Court

A 45-year-old man who escaped from Connecticut Valley Hospital is accused of mailed letters stating "Anthrax Die!," to some agencies that tend to get out the big guns when they get threats – the feds.

Roy Sastrom sent the letters in August and September to the United States Supreme Court and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., with a powdery white substance and a letter bearing the words "Anthrax Die!," according to the indictment.

Tests for dangerous chemicals on the letters were negative.

He was charged with two counts of mailing threatening communications and two counts of perpetrating an anthrax hoax, federal prosecutors said.

Sastrom escaped from the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown on May 31. Bridgeport Police arrested him on June 3.

Sastrom sent the letters while detained on criminal charges, authorities said.

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