Woman suspected in ricin letter sent to Trump arrested with gun

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In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they were assisting the FBI with its investigation after they suspected a Canadian had sent the letters. All mail that's sent to the White House goes through screening before actually making its way to the White House itself.

The RCMP added "the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope".

Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told the network.

All letters for the White House are sorted and checked at an offsite facility before reaching the White House.

One official tell di NY times say investigators believe say di package dey send am from Canada. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the US official said.


Initially asked about the incident on Saturday, the FBI said it had joined the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in the investigation of "a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility". He was later arrested, though it was determined that he sent castor seeds themselves, not ricin.

The FBI said in a statement Sunday that "an arrest was made of an individual allegedly responsible for sending a suspicious letter". Ricin can cause death within 36 to 72 hours from exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead. There is no known antidote.

In April of 2013, two envelopes were intercepted on their way to US officials, and were found to have ricin in them. Allen remains in custody.

Two men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in 2014 for attempting to send then-President Barack Obama packages that were contaminated with ricin.

CNN reported that the letter contained ricin.

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