Anthrax scare empties Calif. congressman’s office

California congressman’s office evacuated after it receives package labeled ‘anthrax’

A state office of a California congressman has been evacuated after receiving an envelope labeled “anthrax.”

No one was hurt after the package was received Wednesday at the Modesto office of Rep. George Radanovich. Some staffers were sent to a hospital for precautionary examinations.

Radanovich spokesman Spencer Pederson says authorities have not confirmed what was in the package. A receptionist says it was addressed to Radanovich and contained a small envelope marked “anthrax.”

Radanovich is a Republican who represents parts of central California.

Anthrax mailed to congressional offices and others in 2001 killed five people and sickened 17.

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