Woman accused of sending letter from Ricin to White House arrested


WASHINGTON – Three law enforcement officials say a woman suspected of sending an envelope containing castor poison addressed to the White House has been arrested on the New York-Canada border. Officials say the woman has been arrested by U.S. customs and border protection officials and is facing federal charges.

The RCMP said the letter to the White House appeared to come from Canada.

Officials say he was intercepted at a government facility that filters mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump and a preliminary investigation indicated he tested positive for ricin.

Officials were not authorized to publicly discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The RCMP are participating in the investigation.


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