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Atomic Fireball threat contained on the Hill

By Al Kamen
Urgent! This warning just in from the U.S. Capitol Police:

Suspicious Characteristics Mailing (Atomic Fireball Hard Candy)
The Senate Post Office has recently seen an influx of flat envelopes containing "Atomic Fireball Hard Candy." The candies are addressed to Senate Offices. The flat envelopes have been irradiated, x-rayed, opened and tested by Senate Post Office employees and the contents have been cleared and deemed safe for delivery. However, it is possible some of the envelopes may have loose or broken candies enclosed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the United States Capitol Police Threats Assessment Section, at 202-224-1495.

Then, they may be safe, but a Senate aide notes: "Don't try to bite directly into any whole jawbreaker, gobstopper, jolly rancher, or for that matter, atomic fireball, before you soften it up, as it can damage your teeth."

The candies apparently were sent by The Matthew 5 Project, an Evangelical effort to promote international cooperation and reduce nuclear weapons. The message appeared in Senate e-mail boxes Thursday.

By Al Kamen  |  April 22, 2010; 12:37 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , In the Loop  | Tags: Hard Candy, Nuclear weapon, U.S. Capitol Police, United States Capitol Police, United States Senate, Warfare and Conflict, Weapons  
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