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Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

Reports: Arrest made after suspicious letter sent to the White House
Posted at 11:14 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 01:18:58-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.

Three law enforcement officials who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press say the woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and is expected to face federal charges.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said the letter appeared to have originated in Canada.

Officials say it was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump.

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