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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

President target of second ricin letter

Raw Story: A letter address to President Barack Obama was being tested for the poison ricin on Wednesday.

A law enforcement source told CNN that the letter was “very similar” to a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) that tested positive for ricin on Tuesday. The Associated Press was also told that both letters were being treated in the same manner.

A Secret Service spokesperson confirmed to CNN that the letter addressed to Obama contained a “suspicious substance.” The letter was reportedly intercepted at an off-site mail facility and did not make it to the White House.
The report is updated with news that the “FBI confirmed in a statement that the letter sent to President Obama initially tested positive for the poison ricin.” Further, “a third ‘suspicious envelope’ was sent to Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-AL) office. Parts of two Senate office buildings have been cleared.”

It’s believed that there’s no connection between the Marathon bombing and these letters.

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