FBI arrests “anthrax” suspect Jason Pantone


The FBI has made an arrest after a string of federal offices in the Northeast received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder.

34-year-old Jason Pantone of Hyde Park, New York was arrested for mailing the envelopes to offices in New York and Connecticut.

Pantone sent the envelopes to the Social Security Administration and U.S District Court offices of multiple cities.

Binghamton, Utica and Plattsburgh were the only cities where both of those offices received one. 

Each package contained the white powder with a note reading “ANTHRAX.”

All samples of the powder have thus far not contained dangerous material.

Pantone is charged with conveying false information and hoax which carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 

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