Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus declined to comment, while Gainer said that Curtisí release didnít change the fact that members, staffers and visitors of Capitol Hill have been safe all along.
ďOur Capitol community should be aware that all mail is being screened, as it was when our mail technicians intercepted the first letter before it ever reach[ed] the Senator,Ē Gainer wrote in an email to CQ Roll Call. ďThey should not feel at risk, we have their backs.Ē
The Curtis news also coincided with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid telling reporters on Tuesday that potential ricin was discovered in the Washington, D.C., area at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Later Tuesday, Lt. Col. Thomas F. Veale, a DIA spokesman, said that the base may have had a false alarm, noting that no suspicious packages or envelopes were found in a search of the facility.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.