A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials.
Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter.
Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.
Charlie Kirk is first out with another of his stupid lies. Earlier this year Kirk falsely claimed that “antifa pipe bombs” were found on the National Mall.
The Secret Service just intercepted a package addressed to President Trump which contained Ricin
These are the lengths the left is willing to go to stop him from filling a Supreme Court seat.
Pray for the president.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 19, 2020
A package addressed to President Trump containing the poison ricin was intercepted by law enforcement, two officials say. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating. https://t.co/2uJcZhh4ll
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 19, 2020