Woman suspected of sending letter with ricin poison to White House detained

Clay Curtis
September 22, 2020

Federal agents, Secret Service, and US Postal Inspection Service are now trying to detect if any other poisonous packages were sent to public officials, but the FBI said that at the moment, there is no known threat to public safety.

The law enforcement source, familiar with the case but speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the "suspicious letter" referred to in the Federal Bureau of Investigation statement was the same as the envelope found to have contained ricin.

The envelope was intercepted at a government mail center before it arrived at the White House. The ricin-laced letter was intercepted at the final offsite processing facility where mail is screened before being sent to the White House mail room, reported Daily Mail.

The letter is said to have originated from Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said.

The FBI said Saturday that it was investigating a suspicious letter addressed to President Trump.

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One official told CNN the woman was carrying a gun when she was arrested.

Now the Internet is convinced it was indeed Walter White who sent the ricin. Now an assassination attempt has been made on Trump & the deadly Ricin was sent to him from Canada.

Four years later, for 2018, dem charge one former Navy veteran with sending toxic letters to di Pentagon and White House. She is suspected of sending an envelope with poison ricin.

Ricin is a highly potent toxin derived from castor beans, and is extremely lethal if inhaled or injected, but less so if ingested. It blocks the body's cells from making proteins, which causes them to die and leads to organ failure, a collapse of the circulatory system and possible death. It has been used in terror attacks.

It is believed that the letter was intended for US President Donald Trump.

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