Ricin Letter Suspect Arrested

Woman arrested at US border, suspected of sending letter to Trump
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2020 12:01 AM CDT
Poison Letter Suspect Arrested
An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Federal officials have intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – The woman suspected of sending a ricin-laced package to President Trump was arrested by US authorities at a New York border crossing, law enforcement sources tell the AP and CNN. The woman was allegedly trying to enter the US from Canada, and was carrying a gun. Prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to file federal charges against her. Authorities are also investigating similar packages sent to Texas; it's not yet clear whether the cases are related. (The package never made it to the White House.)

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