CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man accused of sending fake anthrax letters to dozens of abortion clinics nationwide said he considered shooting doctors but changed his mind after the Sept. 11 attacks.
"I love America as much as anyone else," Clayton Lee Waagner told The Plain Dealer newspaper for an interview published Friday. He said he was hiding on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania when he learned of the attacks.
"I just sat there in the woods," he said. "I couldn't move. I was in shock. That morning it hit me -- I couldn't do it."
Rather than kill abortion doctors, he said, he decided to continue frightening them.
Waagner, 45, is suspected of sending more than 550 anthrax hoax letters to abortion clinics in the past few months. The envelopes contained white powder and letters signed "Army of God." The powder was not anthrax.