Anthrax scare forces closure of Rep. Bonner's district offices

Law enforcement authorities are investigating an anthrax scare at the Alabama offices of Rep. Jo Bonner (R).

Bonner's offices were closed on Monday after each received suspicious letters, according to a spokesman for Bonner.

Hazmat crews are on the scene at two of Bonner's district offices, in Mobile and Foley, Ala., according to a local CBS affiliate.

The letters were received this morning, Bonner's spokesman said, and they have been turned over to law enforcement. The offices haven't yet begun to reopen.

The Washington offices Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) were targeted in live anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001. Anthrax scares have popped up occasionally with lawmakers in the years since.