FBI to Close 2001 Anthrax Case

Bruce Ivins acted alone, they conclude
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2010 12:48 PM CST
FBI to Close 2001 Anthrax Case
Bruce E. Ivins, a biodefense researcher is seen in 2003, at Fort Detrick, Md.   (AP Photo/Frederick News Post, Sam Yu)

The FBI will formally end its investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, sources tell NPR. They will conclude that army scientist Bruce Ivins sent the tainted letters, which killed five and sickened 17 others, and that he worked alone. Victims have already been notified, and the Department of Justice will unseal documents related to the case later today. (Read more Bruce Ivins stories.)

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