Dangerous Letter Tainted with Ricin Intercepted at U.S. Capitol
News sites are reporting that an envelope sent to a U.S. Capitol off-site mail facility was tainted with Ricin, a toxic and deadly substance found in Castor beans. Apparently, a dose as small as a few grains of salt can kill someone. The letter was addressed to United States senator Roger Wicker.
Kinda suspicious given what occurred yesterday in Boston. What do you guys think?
The letter appears to have been addressed to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and was sent out of Tennessee.
Last I read though, the letter is still being tested due to high probability of false positives with Ricin. With that said though, apparently some Ricin-laced letters have been sent to Republican senators out of Tennessee before. Maybe its the same guy?
The timing... seems too soon for me to think its related in anyway to the bombings. With the Anthrax scare in the wake of 9/11, there was a week's difference. For any would be copy-cats to prey up the environment of fear from that moment, that was enough time to send something through the system. Here, not even a day. So, I say just a coincidence.
Coincidence or not, still not good.
EDIT: Lawmakers of all stripes in Washington received letters today
The news is saying that a letter was also sent to President Obama, but it didn't get anywhere near because of security measures in place for these kinds of things.
Supposedly the letters contained the message: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance."
Probably it's not related to the bombing since the letters would have had to be sent beforehand.
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