Letters Linked to NYC Bombing Claim 'We Did It'

They were sent to Capitol Hill; bomber remains unknown
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 9:25 PM CST
A member of the armed forces leaves the military recruitment center Thursday, March 6, 2008 in New York's Times Square. New York City police say some kind of explosive device was set off near a military...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – As many as 10 Capitol Hill offices received letters today with a photo of a man standing in front of the Times Square military recruiting office before it was struck by a small bomb. A message with the photo reads, “Happy New Year, We Did It,” the AP reports, but it remains unclear who sent the letters. Also in the envelopes were an apparent manifesto against the Iraq war and an unidentified booklet, a Democratic aide says.

The man in the picture was thin, white, and wore a striped flannel shirt with jeans. Capitol police say the letters didn’t threaten lawmakers. This morning’s explosion at the New York City recruiting office shattered the entrance, but no one was injured. Authorities are looking for a hooded bicyclist seen on surveillance video.