Capitol Hill was abuzz with manila envelopes arriving at least at 10 Democratic offices with the message "We did it" after the Times Square bombing in New York.
The message on the card: "Happy New Year, We Did It."
The man who may be charged with the bombing could be an older white male. He has thinning gray hair and wore a striped flannel shirt and jeans. A photo with such a male was in documents sent to the offices in Washington, D.C. along with about 10 pages of what appears to be a political manifesto against the Iraqi War. There was also a booklet in the mailings.
E-mails circulated around D.C. asking that any such mailings be left unopened for security reasons. Capitol Police, FBI, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service authorities are investigating the mass mailing. The mailing made it through the standard security process, meaning they had been sent well before the bombing had taken place. The processing can take a week or more.
The envelopes each contain a return address. The mailings did not contain threats to those who received them.
The email that was sent read: "A few offices on the House side have received a letter today addressed to 'Members of Congress' with a picture of a man standing in front of the Times Square recruiting station that was bombed in New York today with the statement 'We did it.' He is standing in front of it with his arms spread out and he's attached his political manifesto."