One letter was opened, revealing the white powder and threatning language. Major Brad Leighton, spokesman for the National Guard, would not say what the letters said. The other two other letters remained sealed and will be turned over to local law enforcement. The National Guard believes the letters came from the same sender, due to similar information and handwriting on the envelopes.
Two buildings were sealed off for several hours, approximately 240 of the base's 800 employees were not allowed to leave until just after 6:30 p.m. The first is the Old RTI building, which is no longer used for that purpose but now contains Camp Lincoln's family programs, 65th Troop Command plus other offices. The other building contains the Illinois National Guard headquarters, also known as the TAG building which stands for The Adjutant General.
(posted 6:53 p.m. 09/04/2012 by Alex Degman)