Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover Says City ‘Taking Precautions’ Following New Ricin Letters Scare
Following the news that two ricin-laced letters sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns were postmarked in Shreveport, Mayor Cedric Glover has issued a statement saying the city is “taking necessary steps” to protect citizens.
“The Shreveport Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force is working to apprehend those responsible for sending ricin-laced mail from a local post office,” said Glover.
Glover said that while the letters were postmarked at a Shreveport postal station, the origin of the mail is still unclear. He added that citizens should remain “calm but alert.”
Mayor Glover also took to his personal Twitter page to urge Shreveporters to “stay tuned to local media sources and outlets for information on how to assist with the apprehension of those responsible.”
We are also taking the necessary steps to protect local USPS & Government Plaza personnel as well as local citizens from any possible harm.
— Cedric B. Glover (@MayorGlover) May 30, 2013
Anyone with information that could help police in their investigation should call Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit www.lockemup.org.