Today Show Video: Anthrax Suspect’s Colleague Blames FBI for Suicide

He calls motives ascribed to Bruce Ivins in mailings that killed five ‘ridiculous’


Aug. 4: TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talks to Dr. Russell Byrne, a friend and colleague of Bruce Ivins, the man who apparently killed himself before facing charges for the 2001 anthrax attacks.

By Bob Considine contributor
Aug. 4, 2008

After the suicide last week of Bruce Ivins, the FBI’s prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people and had a nation fearing to open its mail, a friend and former colleague of the microbiologist says federal investigators were going after the wrong person and that it was their pressure on Ivins that led to his demise at his own hands. ...

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