WASHINGTON — A package addressed to the White House and containing ricin, a lethal poison, intercepted by investigators.
“The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility,” officials said in a statement. “At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”
Two tests are being conducted to confirm the toxin’s presence, CNN reported. Ricin is produced as a byproduct from castor oil. There is no known antidote.
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