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Person suspected of sending letter with Ricin poison to White House detained: Reports

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 20 Sep 2020 Print

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Person suspected of sending letter with Ricin poison to White House detained: Reports

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Washington/Sputnik: Law enforcement officers have detained a suspect who allegedly sent a package containing ricin poison to the White House, NBC Chicago reports.

The suspect was detained trying to enter the United States from Canada, a federal law enforcement official told NBC on Sunday.

On Saturday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that an investigation was underway over a suspicious letter addressed to US President Donald Trump.

The package was reportedly intercepted earlier in the week and two tests were conducted, confirming the presence of the deadly poison ricin.