Man Sending Fake Anthrax Threats Arrested

Does this sound like the handiwork of a right-wing nutjob to you?

A California man suspected of mailing threatening letters containing a suspicious white powder to celebrities and U.S. politicians has been arrested and could face federal charges on Monday, the FBI said.

Chad Castagana, 39, of Woodland Hills, California, is suspected of sending more than a dozen threatening letters to media outlets and the homes of public figures in various cities, the FBI said.

According to a federal search warrant, among those who received threatening letters were Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show;" talk show host David Letterman; Keith Olbermann of MSNBC; Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, who will become Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, both Democrats.

The document, filed on Friday in United States District Court in Los Angeles, said multiple people in various cities, including New York and San Francisco, received letters over the past three months that contained an unknown white powder and various written threats.

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