Fed anthrax scare proves false alarm

An anthrax scare at a Washington post office involving a letter destined for the Federal Reserve proved to be a false alarm, the Federal Reserve said.

"It showed no anthrax bacteria present on a sample from the piece of mail which earlier had tested presumptively positive for the bacteria in a private laboratory," the Fed said in a statement overnight.

The tests on the letter were ordered after preliminary screening detected a possible trace of anthrax. The central bank's mail is handled by a

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