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Woman Convicted for Sending Powder-Filled Envelope to Sen. Collins

Prosecutors said the letter, which was intercepted, contained white powder, a reference to anthrax and a stick figure with the letter "X" for eyes

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    Collins' Husband Recalls Reading Threatening Letter

    The husband of Sen. Susan Collins discovered a threatening letter to their home.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

    A federal jury has convicted a woman of mailing a letter that contained powder to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

    Suzanne Muscara, of Burlington, was convicted Monday of mailing a threatening communication. She'll be sentenced later.

    Prosecutors said the letter, which was intercepted, contained white powder, a reference to anthrax and a stick figure with the letter "X" for eyes.

    The episode happened two days after Collins' husband opened a letter that claimed to contain ricin on Oct. 15, 2018. U.S. Postal Inspection Service screeners began inspecting Collins' letters and intercepted Muscara's letter before it reached Collins' home in Bangor.

    Police Discuss Suspicious Letter Found at Sen. Collin's Home

    [NECN] Police Discuss Suspicious Letter Found at Sen. Susan Collin's Maine Home

    Police are investigating after a suspicious letter was sent to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2018)

    Muscara, who was identified by a fingerprint, denied that the letter constituted a threat. She told investigators she didn't think it would be taken seriously.

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