The Military Times reports:
Mailed packages suspected to contain the poison ricin that were sent to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson may be linked to a former Navy sailor, Fox News reported Wednesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. The report cited U.S. officials saying a return address was the potential link to the former sailor.
Two packages suspected to contain ricin were caught at the Pentagon’s mail processing facility Monday before they reached their intended recipients, and a third letter, addressed to President Donald Trump, was intercepted by the Secret Service.
A fourth package, which sent staffers to the hospital, was mailed to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, office, however that incident, which was identified to not be a hazardous substance, is not believed to be linked to the other two incidents.
BREAKING: U.S. officials say return address on one of envelopes mailed to Pentagon lead authorities to suspect former U.S. Navy sailor responsible. Tip from U.S. Secret Service to Pentagon Monday led to discovery hours later of 2 packages sent to Mattis and Navy’s top admiral
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) October 3, 2018
— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) October 3, 2018