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Deadly poison ricin intercepted in letter addressed to Donald Trump at White House

Washington: In a package that was addressed to US President Donald Trump, deadly poison ricin was intercepted before it reached the White House. The letter was detected at an off-site facility that screens mail addressed to the White House. The letter tested positive for the poison both in field test and a laboratory test.

“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,” tweeted Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field.

One official told the New York Times that investigators believe the package was sent from Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday it was working with the FBI to investigate the “suspicious letter sent to the White House”.

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