Two in Hospital After Red Brigade Sends Letter With Suspicious Powder to Italian Governor

Sent as a precautionary measure


ROME, May 31 (UPI) — Italian police said Friday they were investigating a letter containing a suspicious powder sent to a regional governor by the Red Brigades terrorist group.

A person who opened the letter and another person who touched it have been hospitalized as a precautionary measure, ANSA reported.

The letter was addressed to Nicola Zingaretti, governor of the Lazio region that includes Rome. It bore a hand-written five-star symbol of the left-wing group, which usually typed its letters.

The Red Brigades have been thought defunct since the arrests of their leaders in the late 1980s.