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Potential Targets of Mail-Borne Terrorism

There is no right way to determine with certainty if members of your organization could be potential targets.  The reality is, anyone can be a potential target of terrorism.  Especially now, anyone who is a well known figure could be a target of mail borne threats.  Whether it’s politicians, celebrities, journalists, or employees of a …

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Global Security Incident News 11/30/18

Global Incident News Exclusively For RAYSECUR™ Customers & VIP List Members We collect and send security threatening news covered by RAYSECUR™  team directly to your inbox. This is closed group exclusively for our customers and people manually added upon request. Request Free Enrollment In the past two weeks we have seen many instances of mail threats …

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Hazmat response to a white powder letter in San Antonio, TX

“Postal Terrorism” Surprisingly Common

Postal Terrorism has led the headlines recently because of the pipe bomb letters from October.  Nothing makes headlines more than the word “bomb”.  When it’s such a high profile case as the letter bombs from October, everyone is on edge for a bit.  After a while, we start to focus on other news stories and …

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White Powder, Letter Bombs

White Powder, Unknown Substance, Letter Bombs

When it comes to mail room security, it’s a cat and mouse game.  There is no perfect one-size-fits-all solution.  Whether it’s suspicious powder, or letter bombs, the goal in mail room security is to be as diligent as possible.  Mail rooms are still the weakest link in physical security.  This week we’ve seen more examples …

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Package Forces Brief Evacuation of Ted Cruz’s Headquarters

HOUSTON — A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says a package addressed to Cruz’s Houston campaign headquarters caused a lockdown, which was later lifted. The Houston Fire Department says two people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after apparently being exposed to a “white powdery substance,” though it didn’t provide details about the two …

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Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon

Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a US defense official. The two suspicious envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, the official told CNN. The mail facility is in a …

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Shakedown at Louisiana prison after inmates die from possible drug overdose

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two inmates at Angola died Wednesday night of apparent drug overdoses, raising concerns in the Department of Corrections about correctional officers smuggling drugs — in particular synthetic marijuana or “mojo” — inside prison walls, officials said. The two deaths appear to be the first fatal overdoses in the Louisiana State Penitentiary …

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Mysterious substance, threatening letter mailed to Ohio newspaper

A threatening letter containing an unknown substance was mailed to a newspaper office in Ohio on Thursday, a week after a gunman opened fire and killed five people at a newspaper in Maryland.   The Circleville Police Department said in said in a statement Friday that officers were called to the Circleville Herald the day …

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