Package addressed to Donald Trump containing poisoned ricin intercepted by law enforcement: report


A package addressed to President Donald Trump containing the poisonous ricin has been intercepted by law enforcement, according to the report.

Two law enforcement officials told CNN tests confirmed the poison’s presence.

Mail addressed to the White House is sorted and filtered offsite. The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the matter and trying to determine if other packages have been sent through the postal system.

An official said investigators believed the package may have come from Canada, Le New York Times reports.

An FBI statement said, “The FBI and our partners in the US Secret Service and US Postal Inspection Service are investigating a suspicious letter received at a US government postal service. At this time, there are no known threats to public safety. “

The independent contacted the White House for comment.

Ricin is found naturally in castor beans and can be made from the waste left over from processing.

It can be in powder, mist or pellet form, or it can be dissolved in water or a weak acid.

Ingesting or inhaling the poison can cause a range of painful symptoms ranging from nausea to organ failure and death from a collapse of the circulatory system.

In October 2018, envelopes containing suspicious substances were received by the Pentagon, the White House and the campaign offices of Texas Senator Tex Cruz.

Packages sent to the Pentagon were addressed to then Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson.

William Clyde Allen III, a Utah Navy veteran, has been charged with five counts, including threatening to use a biological toxin. The castor powder he sent was not in its dangerous form.

In May 2013, ricin-soaked letters were sent to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Actress Shannon Guess Richardson was jailed for 18 years for sending the letters.


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