FRONTLINE

An Unusual Delivery Sparks a Scare

Clip: Season 2011 Episode 16 | 1m 14s

In the weeks after 9/11, Capitol Hill employees were on high alert. The Friday before she opened the anthrax letter, Grant Leslie, an intern in Sen. Daschle's office, received an unusual thank-you gift for the senator from a group of Alaskan Native Americans: a bag of fur. Capitol police were called but tests showed the gift was, in fact, animal fur.

Aired: 10/11/11

Rating: NR

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