Authorities have just revealed that a letter addressed to the White House contained ricin, a deadly substance. The envelope which was addressed to the White House was reportedly intercepted in a government facility responsible for checking out mails sent to the White House and President Trump.
According to law enforcement officials, the letter is believed to have come from Canada. This incident happened a day after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, allowing a substantial shift in power on the Supreme Court. The FBI announced that a package was being investigated with the U.S. Secret Service.
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The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.The statement read
In 2018, a Navy veteran who was apprehended had confessed to sending letters that contained a deadly substance to Trump and members of his administration. This substance is believed to be a deadly one in which Ricin is derived.
Ricin is a poisonous substance that can be derived from the waste that is gotten from the processing of castor beans. This deadly substance has no vaccine or antidote, according to Mayo Clinic.