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Was Bomb And Anthrax Threat Directed At Fred Phelps?


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A threat at a Topeka hospice facility last week appears to have been directed at Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.

Captain Scott Conklin of the Topeka Police Department said that an email was sent to a midland hospice employee that made reference to a bomb and anthrax.

The message was sent sometime between 5:47 PM Wednesday March 19th and 10AM the following day.

Officials from the Topeka Police Department responded to the scene and staff began moving patients within the facility.

K-9's from the Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office found no threats after a search the building.

Staff members told police that they believed the threat was due to a particular person in the facility.

According to his family, Phelps passed away at Midland Hospice late Wednesday evening.

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