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Police: Man who sent letters to 24 Oregon counties 'eager' to talk to investigators

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police said a man who sent letters described as suspicious to 24 Oregon counties was "very forthcoming and eager to discuss the letters he mailed" with investigators.

Oregon State Police identified Lance Storm, 34, of Eugene, as a person of interest in the case Wednesday.

He was located and interviewed Tuesday.

The FBI and OSP launched a statewide investigation Monday after multiple sheriff's offices received mail described as suspicious. OSP initially reported some of the letters contained an unknown substance.

Storm told investigators the letters were not intended to cause alarm and he denied including any harmful substances, according to police.

The FBI reported that field testing by hazardous materials crews showed no toxic substance on any letter or in any envelope.

A motive for the letters has not been released.

Police said Storm did not appear to present any violent or dangerous behavior and he was not perceived as a threat to the community. He was released Tuesday and the case is being forwarded to the offices of several district attorneys for consideration of charges.

The letters were received in the following counties: Grant, Harney, Umatilla, Klamath, Lake, Grant, Jackson, Wasco, Marion, Polk, Lane, Sherman, Tillamook, Gilliam, Columbia, Linn, Jefferson, Wheeler, Union, Douglas, Baker, Yamhill, Wallowa and Coos.

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