Envelope With 'ricin' Sent To White House: Reports
Washington, Sept 19 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2020 ) :US authorities have intercepted an envelope addressed to US President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin, US media reported Saturday.
CNN said the contents of the envelope were tested repeatedly at one depot and confirmed to contain ricin.
"The FBI and our US Secret Service and US Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a US government mail facility," the FBI's Washington field office said in a statement.
"At this time, there is no known threat to public safety." Authorities contacted by AFP declined to discuss additional details of the incident.
Ricin, which is produced by processing castor beans, is lethal even in minute doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected, causing organ failure.
It has no known antidote.