The Defense Department is now investigating whether live anthrax was brought into the Pentagon building itself, according to a Tuesday report from CNN.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, its police force, is one of the agencies that received shipments of anthrax from a U.S. Army lab. That shipment now must be tested to see if it is live, CNN said.
An Army lab at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah had accidentally sent out three batches of live anthrax that were supposed to be inactive. Samples from those batches were shipped out to military and private labs in at least 12 states and three countries for research and training purposes.
Those states are: California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Virginia and Wisconsin. The countries are South Korea, Australia and Canada.
More than 30 shipments already shipped to these locations reportedly must be tested.