A woman suspected of mailing a letter addressed to President Trump containing the poisonous ricin was nabbed by federal authorities on Sunday. Federal officials have intercepted the letter which is believed to contain the highly toxic substance. The envelope was detected at a government facility that screens letters addressed to the White House. The suspect, who was arrested by agents at the New York-Canada border, is expected to face federal charges.
CNN: Law enforcement had intercepted a ricin package sent to Trump last week
In a report by CNN, a woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said.
CNN previously reported that law enforcement had intercepted a ricin package sent to Trump last week, according to two law enforcement officials, and that investigators were looking into the possibility that it came from Canada.
A person familiar with the investigation told CNN’s Josh Campbell the letter was mailed from St. Hubert, Quebec, and contained a granular substance with similar physical characteristics to ground castor beans. Two tests had been done to confirm the presence of ricin.