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Arrest Made in Threat Sent to Senator Last Fall

Maine woman faces prison if convicted
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2019 8:26 PM CDT
Susan Collins talks with reporters.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – An arrest has been made involving a threatening letter sent to Senator Susan Collins last fall. The letter sent to Collins' home in Maine was leaking a fine white powder that was thought at the time to be contaminated with ricin, ABC reports. The powder later was found to be starch. Suzanne Muscara, 37, of Burlington, faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. A fingerprint led the FBI to Muscara, whose prints had been in its database since a 2013 arrest in Pennsylvania, per CNN. (In other Collins news, she's outraised the liberal crowdfunding effort to unseat her.)

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