Secret Service: Suspicious Letter Sent to President Obama, Link to Ricin Letter Investigated

April 17, 2013

Secret Service Suspicious Letter Sent to President Obama, Link to Ricin Letter Investigated

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance” has been intercepted at the White House’s off-site mail facility, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Politico reports:

The Secret Service said it was not immediately clear what the substance is. It is also not known whether there is a connection with the letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) containing the toxic poison ricin that was detected Tuesday.

Spokesman Edwin Donovan said the letter was received at the Secret Service’s White House mail screening facility, which examines all mail for the complex and is not located nearby. The facility, he said, “facility routinely identifies letters or parcels that require secondary screening or scientific testing before delivery.”

CNN

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