Package With Deadly Ricin Addressed to Trump Intercepted by Authorities: Reports

By , 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Law enforcement intercepted a package addressed to President Donald Trump this week that contained the poison ricin, according to multiple reports.

The package was sent to the White House earlier this week but was intercepted after being screened at an offsite facility, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

Tests done on the package revealed the presence of ricin, which is highly toxic and deadly, according to the report.

The package is being investigated by the FBI and Secret Service.

An official briefed on the investigation told the New York Times that the package was an envelope and that investigators believe it was sent from Canada. They're working to figure out if other packages were sent through the postal system.

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