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Bio-Threat In NJ? Three Plague-Ridden Mice Are Missing

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:51 pm - September 15, 2005.
Filed under: War On Terror

Via the Newark Star-Ledger.

Three lab mice carrying deadly strains of plague have turned up missing from separate cages at a bioterror research facility in Newark, sparking a hushed, intensive investigation by federal and state authorities.

Officials said the animals could have been stolen from the center or simply misplaced in a colossal accounting error at one of the top-level bio-containment labs in the state.

“The FBI has expended substantial resources and put many agents into this investigation to satisfy — among other things — the most compelling question of whether public safety is at risk,” said Special Agent Steve Siegel, a bureau spokesman.

He said the investigation was continuing. The agents on the case are members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and experts in biological agents that can be turned into weapons of mass destruction.

This is a story to keep your eye on. It may be nothing… hopefully it isn’t.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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6 Comments

  1. I’d say there are things far more dangerous than the plague on the loose in Newark, NJ.

    Comment by Mr. Moderate — September 15, 2005 @ 1:36 pm - September 15, 2005

  2. *snicker*

    Comment by GayPatriot — September 15, 2005 @ 1:53 pm - September 15, 2005

  3. Yes, but were these Racist! lab mice? And were they headed to New Orleans? I smell a conspiracy.

    Comment by njz — September 15, 2005 @ 2:11 pm - September 15, 2005

  4. Oh, and I forgot to mention:
    And where was Bush while these mice were escaping? Heads should roll for this. I can’t believe after FOUR YEARS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!, Bush let this happen!

    Comment by njz — September 15, 2005 @ 2:16 pm - September 15, 2005

  5. Four words…..here kitty, kitty, kitty…….

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 15, 2005 @ 3:18 pm - September 15, 2005

  6. Blame Bush!
    This was a Republican plan to have the mice infect democrats so we can win big in 2006.

    Comment by Andrew — September 15, 2005 @ 7:53 pm - September 15, 2005

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