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Woman taken into custody near Buffalo, accused of sending ricin to White House

A woman accused of sending a poisonous letter to The White House has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.

The AP reports that the letter had been intercepted before it reached the White House. However, the woman was taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection officers near Buffalo.


It’s expected that she face federal charges. That said, her name has not yet been released.

There have been several prior instances in which U.S. officials have been targeted with ricin sent through the mail.

The most-recent occurred in 2018 when a man confessed to sending envelopes to the Trump administration. Those envelopes contained a substance from which ricin is derived.

Those letters were also intercepted. No one was hurt.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

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