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Business is Brisk
at Seattle Gay Bars Threatened With Ricin

Business is Brisk
at Seattle Gay Bars Threatened With Ricin

Business was brisk this weekend at gay bars in Seattle despite the ricin threat that surfaced last week. Eleven bars in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood received letters warning of attacks with the poison, but instead of keeping people away, the threat turned them out, CNN reports.

On Friday night hundreds of people joined a pub crawl organized to support the targeted bars, which posted signs advising patrons to not leave their drinks unattended. "We are not going to be terrorized," one of the crawl's organizers, Alison Luying told CNN. Added Chris Daw, a bartender at C.C. Attle's: "People are like, 'Come on out. If you don't drink, a terrorist wins.'"

Police are investigating the letters but have no evidence that the person behind them can actually deliver on the threat, according to CNN. (

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