Letter with ricin poison despatched to White Home might have come from Canada: RCMP


The RCMP stated Saturday it’s working with the FBI after federal U.S. officers intercepted an envelope addressed to the White Home that contained the poison ricin.

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“The RCMP can verify that it has obtained a request for help from the FBI in reference to a suspicious letter despatched to the White Home,” spokesperson Dan Brien advised CBC Information in an electronic mail.

“Preliminary data from the investigation means that the letter originated in Canada,” stated Brien. He stated he couldn’t supply extra particulars presently.

The letter was intercepted at a authorities facility that screens mail addressed to the White Home and U.S. President Donald Trump, an official advised The Related Press. A preliminary investigation indicated it examined optimistic for ricin, a poison discovered naturally in castor beans, the official stated.

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The official was not licensed to debate the continued investigation publicly and spoke on situation of anonymity.

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White Home in Washington on Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/The Related Press)

The FBI, the Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service had been main the investigation.

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In an announcement, the FBI stated brokers had been working to research “a suspicious letter obtained at a U.S. authorities mail facility” and that there’s “no identified risk to public security.”