COPY-Perry's office also gets apparent booby-trapped letter - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

COPY-Perry's office also gets apparent booby-trapped letter

AUSTIN Texas Governor Rick Perry's office received a letter apparently rigged to ignite when opened.

The office's mail screening process yesterday identified the booby-trapped letter before it was opened.

Perry spokesman Robert Black says the investigation is in the hands of the Department of Public Safety.

Black would not specify how mail screeners determined that matches in the letter were rigged to ignite.

Governors in a handful of other states this week received similar letters, which were rigged with matches and set to ignite when opened.

There are no reports of injuries.

Black and D-P-S officials would not say where the letter was postmarked, but the others were postmarked from a prison in Ely (EE'-lee), Nevada.

Two Nevada prisoners whose names are on the envelopes are being questioned.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:01:04 GMT
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
  • One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:10:03 GMT

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>
  • No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:59:31 GMT
    (Source: KLTV News Staff)(Source: KLTV News Staff)

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly