BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It took more than a decade, but finally there is closure for the family for Bob Stevens who died following an Anthrax attack in Boca Raton back in 2001. He was the photo editor of “The Sun” which was published by American Media, headquartered at the time in Boca. The federal government will pay his survivors $2.5 million for not preventing the attack.
The publisher of BocaNewsNow.com, then working for a major broadcast network, covered the aftermath from the scene and recalls the fear that so many felt at the time not knowing where the Anthrax originated, or who sent it. He also recalls the wave of “false alarms” reported to local authorities on a regular basis, resulting in building evacuations and haz-mat wash downs where people had to take showers outside in the name of decontamination.
It was a crazy time.
While the settlement is public record, here are a few paragraphs wrapping it up from our friends at CNN.com.
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