Woman arrested in connection with ricin letter addressed to White House

Woman arrested in connection with ricin letter addressed to White House

United States media outlets reported that the letter was sent from Canada.

Last week, law enforcement intercepted a letter that tested positive for ricin at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House.

She was reportedly carrying a gun.

Additionally, four men in Georgia were charged and sentenced to prison for planning to target federal and state officials in five us states with ricin in 2011. A person familiar with the probe told CNN that the package was mailed from St. Hubert, Quebec and contained a granular substance with similar physical characteristics to ground castor beans.

The U.S. official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ricin is a poison found in castor beans and, if they are chewed and swallowed, can cause harm.

The FBI and Secret Service were said to be investigating the letter addressed to Trump. There is no known antidote.

A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which confirmed Saturday that it was working with the FBI to investigate the matter, told CNN Sunday that "the RCMP is still not in a position to issue a statement, or to confirm/deny any reports on arrests".

Deadly ricin has previously been used to target American politicians through the mail.

Four years later, for 2018, dem charge one former Navy veteran with sending toxic letters to di Pentagon and White House.

Actress Shannon Guess Richardson was convicted in 2014 of sending ricin-containing letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The law enforcement source, familiar with the case but speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the "suspicious letter" referred to in the Federal Bureau of Investigation statement was the same as the envelope found to have contained ricin.

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