- Oct 26, 2006
An attempt has apparently been made on the US President Obama. A letter that apparently contains the deadly poison Ricin was sent to Obama but was intercepted. Another letter was sent to a Republican Senator that also contains Ricin.
Yahoo! News UK & Ireland - Latest World News & UK News HeadlinesTwo letters containing the potentially deadly poison ricin sent to President Barack Obama and a US senator are related, the FBI has said.
Ricin scare rattles Washington - CNN.comWashington (CNN) -- Government laboratories are testing samples of a suspicious substance found in letters at off-site White House and Senate mailrooms after preliminary test results pointing to the deadly poison ricin rattled Washington, authorities said Wednesday.
White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" Tuesday in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, the FBI said. The same day, a similar letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, tested positive for ricin -- a toxin with no known antidote, officials said.