WASHINGTON – A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poisonous ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials said on Sunday. ‘Associated Press.
The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before arriving at the White House. The woman was arrested by U.S. customs and border protection officials at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, officials said. His name was not immediately disclosed.
The letter to the White House appears to be from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. 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 said.